African Plant Database

Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : London J. Bot. 5: 97 (1846)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth. subsp. abyssinica
 Vachellia abyssinica (Hochst. ex Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia xiphocarpa Hochst. ex Benth.
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia abyssinica subsp. calophylla Brenan
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth. subsp. abyssinica
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-20 m usually with more than one stem; crown flattened spreading to 30 m Ø; bark dark, rough, fissured, papery on young trees; branchlets conspicuously longitudinally ridged;
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Ecology : Montane forest, woodland, wooded grassland, on hills; forest margins, along sides of streams and rivers (subsp. abyssinica); in fire-swept grassland above 1680 m alt. (Sudan: Imatong Mts.); often as a forest pioneer tree); etc...
  Tropical Arabia?
  Comprises 2 subspp. (subsp. abyssinica confined to Ethiopia); however according to J. Timberlake & al., o.c.: 28, the subspecific distinction is untenable.
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