African Plant Database

Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 2: 463 (1825) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
 Acacia sieberiana DC. subsp. sieberiana
 Vachellia sieberiana (DC.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia purpurascens Vatke (1880)
=Acacia sieberiana f. eusieberiana Roberty
=*Acacia sieberiana auct. Gilbert & Boutique p.p.
=Acacia blommaertii De Wild. (1925)
=Acacia verugera Schweinf. (1867)
=Acacia sieberiana var. sing (Guill. & Perr.) Roberty
=Acacia sing Guill. & Perr. (1832)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia sieberiana var. woodii (Burtt Davy) Keay & Brenan (1951)
Acacia sieberiana var. villosa A. Chev.
Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Acacia sieberiana DC. subsp. sieberiana
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-18(-25) m; branches of crown widely spreading (var. woodi, var. villosa) or ascending (var. sieberiana);
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Ecology : In a variety of habitats ranging from grassland with scattered trees to open woodland (then being a large spreading tree), often in higher moisture sites (drainage lines, edges of vleis), or occasionally in waterlogged open areas, etc...
  Vary variable species, and characters often vary independently: degree of pubescence and colour of indumentum; type of bark on trunk (peeling or not); shape of crown; size of leaflets.
  N Namibia, Caprivi Strip, N Botswana, E S. Africa.
  Comprises 3 vars., but these are linked by intermediates. [see more in the book]
  Can be confused with A. rehmanniana , A. abyssinica when young. Among the earliest trees to produce new leaves at the end of the dry season (Sudan), and remaining in leaf late into the dry season. Plant with many uses. Sometimes planted in villages (
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:181, 188, 225, 250, 256 (2012)
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