African Plant Database

Acacia hebeclada DC.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia hebeclada (DC.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
=Acacia hebeclada var. stolonifera (Burch.) Dinter
=Acacia stolonifera Burch.
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis (O.B. Mill.) A. Schreib.
Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada
Acacia hebeclada subsp. tristis (Welw. ex Oliv.) A. Schreib.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small shrub to 1,5 m tall (subsp. habeclada), or large thicket-forming shrub or small tree to 3 m (subsp. chobiensis); branching from the ground, and occasionally from underground stolons;
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Ecology : On calcium-rich Kalahari sand, usually on clayey deposits in dune slacks, associated with Pleistocene dune fields, often gregarious, forming small low thickets, 950-1050 m alt. (Zimbabwe; subsp hebeclada).
  Variable in habit, size of leaves, pubescence of young growth, shape and width of pods; and in habitat.
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (subsp. hebaclada and subsp. chobiensis).
  Comprises 3 subspp.
  Can be confused with A. gerrardii and A. luederitzii , but pods different.
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Record n°177013
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