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Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Elephantorrhiza
Basionym : Acacia elephantina Burch.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Prosopis elephantina (Burch.) E. Mey.
 Acacia elephantina Burch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Elephantorrhiza burchellii Benth. (1842)
=Elephantorrhiza dinteri E. Phillips
=Acacia elephantorrhiza DC.
=Prosopis elephantorrhiza (DC.) Spreng.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Suffrutex producing at ground level - at the woody end of a ± elongate rhizome - annual herbaceous stems ± 20-60 cm tall; aerial stems usually unbranched except for inflorescence; racemes on lower part of stem only; leaves as in E. burkei.
Ecology : Grassland; open Acacia-Combretumscrub; sometimes gregarious; 1060-1360 m alt.
  Leaflets very variable.
  Botswana, S. Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[1]: 27-28

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • BURCHELL, WILLIAM JOHN (1824). Travels in the interior of Southern Africa 2: 236
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 570 (1966).
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1975). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 16[1]: 140
  • PLOWES D.C.H. (1976). Wild Flowers of Rhodesia. A guide to some of the common wild flowers of Rhodesia. Longman Rhodesi
  • HARTMAN, C.J. & C.J. THUNBERG (1986). Genera Graminum in Scandinavia Indigenorum recognita : 258
  • GERMISHUIZEN G. (1997). Wild flowers of northern South Africa. Fernwood Press : 164
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