African Plant Database

Acacia elatior Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia elatior Brenan subsp. elatior
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia elatior (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia elatior subsp. turkanae Brenan
Acacia elatior Brenan subsp. elatior
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large tree to 7-40 m; crown rounded, or flattish, branchlets pendulous; bark ± black, longitudinally fissured;
Ecology : Sandy riverbanks in short grass savanna, often with A. tortilis; along rivers and lakes, also near dry luggas and drainage lines; 1-1750 m alt. (Kenya).
  Variable in pubescence (subsp. elatior ± glabrous); spines inflated (subsp. elatior) or not.
  Comprises 2 subspp.
  Closely related to A. etbaica , but differs in being a large riparian tree with occasional "ant-galls". Sometimes confused with A. robusta subsp. usambarensis (misidentifications in herbaria).
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carte afrique num 177005
Record n°177005
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