African Plant Database

Acacia robusta Burch.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia robusta Burch. subsp. robusta
 Vachellia robusta (Burch.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia robusta subsp. clavigera (E. Mey.) Brenan
Acacia robusta Burch. subsp. robusta
Acacia robusta subsp. usambarensis (Taub.) Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (2-)5-8 (subsp. robusta) to (5-)10-25-30 m (subsp. usambarensis) with ascending branches; trunk short to medium-sized, 20-50(-70) cm Ø;
  see more in the book
Ecology : Riverine and ground-water forest, riverine woodland, often with other Acacia species, but also in stands along larger drainage lines and around pans; on old alluvium in mopane woodland; etc...
  Very variable in: habit, size and pubescence of leaves, number of leaflets, shape of pods, size and shape of thorns.
  Caprivi Strip/Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, N and E S. Africa.
  Comprises 3 subspp. [see more in the book]
  Confusions possible between subsp. clavigera and A. gerrardii, A. karroo, A. grandicornuta ; subsp. robusta can be confused with subsp. clavigera (but subsp. robusta occurs at higher altitudes), and A. grandicornuta. - [see more in the book]
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Record n°177016
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