African Plant Database

Acacia paolii Chiov.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia paolii Chiov. subsp. paolii
 Vachellia paolii (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia paolii subsp. paucijuga Brenan
Acacia paolii Chiov. subsp. paolii
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading shrub 0,5-4,5 m tall with flattened crown, and branching from the base; or sometimes small tree to 5 m; bark dark green, smooth; young branchlets olive-grey-brown, hairy (hairs golden when young);
Ecology : Wooded grassland, dry deciduous bush, Acacia-Commiphora bushland; short grass savanna; dwarf shrub grassland; often gregarious and locally dominant; often on alluvial or colluvial soils; 100-1250 m alt. (125-300 m in Somalia, Ethiopia).
  Variable in type of indumentum, number of leaf pinnae, shape of pods.
  Comprises 2 subspp. - Subsp. paucijuga Brenan in Kenya, possibly Ethiopia (syn.: A. sp. B sensu Brenan in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Legum. - Mimos.: 131, 1959). Intermediates between the subspecies in Kenya. According to Beentje (1994: 263), there is no reas
  Hybridizes with A. oerfota ("nubica"). Distinctive species by its long narrow white-hairy pods.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 177002
Record n°177002
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