African Plant Database

Acacia zanzibarica (S. Moore) Taub.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Pithecellobium zanzibaricum S. Moore
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia zanzibarica (S. Moore) Taub. var. zanzibarica
 Pithecellobium zanzibaricum S. Moore (1877)
 Vachellia zanzibarica (S. Moore) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia sennii Chiov. (1932)
=Acacia leucacantha Vatke (1880)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia zanzibarica var. microphylla Brenan
Acacia zanzibarica (S. Moore) Taub. var. zanzibarica
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree or shrub 3-9 m tall; crown flat; bark yellowish green or whitish, turning brown and powdery with age; older branchlets with minutely flaking bark; stipules spinescent, straight, to 7 cm long,
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Ecology : Dry scrub deciduous bushland, grassland, edge of semi-desert; also in saline soil; 50-1050 m alt. (50-450 m in Somalia, 300-1000 m in Ethiopia, 500-1050 m in Kenya) [var. macrophylla]. - Woodland, wooded grassland; etc...
  Comprises 2 vars.: Var. zanzibarica, with wider leaflets, in S part of range, and at lower altitudes.
  Var. microphylla Brenan is rather similar to A. seyal var. fistula (also with "ant-galls", yellow flowers, and occurring in the same area). In the absence of flowers, can be confused with A. burtii (but with different pods).
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carte afrique num 177001
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