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Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Mimosaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Elephantorrhiza
Basionym : Acacia elephantina Burch.
 
 
Status
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 :
  • Trav. S. Africa 2: 236 (1824).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 570 (1966).
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 140 (1975).
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • Gen. Gram. : 258 (1986).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 164 (1997).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 61911
 
Record n°61911
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