African Plant Database

Acacia luederitzii Engl.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10: 23, t. 3B (1888) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia luederitzii Engl. var. luederitzii
 Vachellia luederitzii (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
 Vachellia luederitzii (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr. var. luederitzii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia goeringii Schinz (1888)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia luederitzii Engl. var. luederitzii
Acacia luederitzii var. retinens (Sim) J. H. Ross & Brenan (1967)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub branching from near the base, but usually a tree, 1-15 m tall; crown flattened and spreading or ± rounded; trunk 15-30(-75) cm Ø; bark very rough, longitudinally fissured on old trunks;
Ecology : Tree savanna, bush, scrub, thornveld, often associated with A. erioloba and other Acacia spp., particularly on Kalahari sand; often forming dense impenetrable thickets (var. retinens); 700-1070 m alt.
  Namibia, Botswana, N and NE S. Africa, Swaziland.
  Comprises 2 vars. - Var. retinens (Sim) J. Ross & Brenan (syn.: A. gillettiae Burtt Davy) usually smaller than var. luederitzii and with larger inflated spines.
  Closely related to A. reficiens subsp. reficiens , a name which is sometimes used to cover A. luederitzii. Can be confused with A. gerrardii (= not on Kalahari sand) in Zimbabwe (only var. luederitzii in Zimbabwe).
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carte afrique num 177014
Record n°177014 modified 2007-03-29
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