African Plant Database

Acacia reficiens Wawra
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia reficiens Wawra subsp. reficiens
 Vachellia reficiens (Wawra) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia uncinata Engl. (1889)
=*Acacia etbaica auct. saltem quoad specim. Gossweiler 9732
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia reficiens Wawra subsp. reficiens
Acacia reficiens subsp. misera (Vatke) Brenan
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Obconical shrub 1-6(-7) m tall branching from near the base, or tree with flattened or somewhat rounded spreading crown; young branchlets grey or red-brown-purple, sometimes as though whitewashed over a reddish background;
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Ecology : Dry scrub, semi-desert scrub with trres; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; on silty alkaline soils on river banks in tall grass savanna, open deciduous bushland (S Sudan); dry Acacia bushland often associated with Balanites, Grewia etc...
  Namibia. Disjunct distribution, similar to that of A. amythethophylla
  Comprises 2 subspp. Subsp. misera (Vatke) Brenan (syn.: A. stefaninii Chiov.) in E part of range; subsp. reficiens in Angola, Namibia.
  Closely related to A. etbaica and to A. luederitzii. A. reficiens has sometimes been used to cover A. luederitzii.
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carte afrique num 177017
Record n°177017
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