African Plant Database

Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 271 (1834)
Information on the genus : Dichrostachys
Basionym : Mimosa cinerea L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mimosa cinerea L. (1753)
 Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. subsp. cinerea (1834)
 Cailliea cinerea (L.) Roberty
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
=Mimosa glomerata Forssk.
Taxon infra-specific
Dichrostachys cinerea var. africana
Dichrostachys cinerea var. pubescens Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea var. setulosa (Welw. ex Oliv.) Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. subsp. cinerea (1834)
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. nyassana (Taub.) Brenan
Dichrostachys cinerea var. plurijuga Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea var. tanganyikensis Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. keniensis Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea var. argillicola
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. forbesii (Benth.) Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. platycarpa (Welw. ex W. Bull) Brenan & Brummitt (1965)
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. argillicola Brenan & Brummitt
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1-8(-12) m tall, sometimes suckering and thicket-forming or ever scandent, with rough bark and armed with spines terminating short lateral spreading twigs which often bear leaves and flowers;
  see more in the book
Ecology : Comprises 7 subspp. in tropical Africa. The infraspecific taxa of D. cinerea are primarily geographical, but there can be little doubt that some of them are ecologically distinct also. The total range of ecological tolerance is very great; near sealeve
  Very variable.
  Cape Verde Islands; Botswana, S. Africa, Namibia; Comoro Islands; Arabia: SW Saudi Arabia, NW and E Yemen; only once recorded from Dhofar and Oman - [see more in the book]
  Infraspecific taxa of D. cinerea in tropical Africa:subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt var. africana [see more in the book]

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 87 (1989).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 121 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 372 (1999).
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