African Plant Database

Acacia schweinfurthii Brenan & Exell
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia schweinfurthii Brenan & Exell var. schweinfurthii (1957)
 Senegalia schweinfurthii (Brenan & Exell) Seigler & Ebinger
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia pennata subsp. pennata auct.(2)
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia schweinfurthii Brenan & Exell var. schweinfurthii (1957)
Acacia schweinfurthii var. sericea Brenan & Exell
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent shrub to 12-14 m tall or liane to 20 m, climbing up large trees or forming thickets; stems (liane) to 5 cm Ø; or sometimes a small spreading tree; young branchlets olive-green or brown, smooth; stipules not spinescent, deciduous;
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Ecology : Riverine woodland and forest and alluvium; sometimes on termite mounds and in woodland away from rivers; on light alluvial soils in high-rainfall savanna and rain-forests along rivers (Sudan); often locally abundant; 30-1460 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal, Natal).
  Comprises 2 vars., but no ecological or geographical differences seem to exist (var. sericea Brenan & Exell only with leaflets silky-pubescent beneath). Unlikely to be maintained (fide Timberlake & al., l.c.).
  Could be confused with Pterolobium stellatum ( Caesalpiniaceae ; with striking red winged fruits); also with Acacia ataxacantha , or A. brevispica subsp. dregeana.
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Record n°177018
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