African Plant Database

Acacia arenaria Schinz
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Mem. Herb. Boissier 1: 105 (1900)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia arenaria (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia hermannii Baker f.
=Acacia rufobrunnea N.E. Br. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Obconical shrub to 2 m tall, or small tree to 9 m, with very short bole branching near the base; bark dark, rough (or smooth), sometimes peeling off to reveal green underbark; stipules spinescent, slender, divergent, straight, in pairs;
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Ecology : Deciduous bushland and woodland of drier types, grassland, scrub, sometimes with Colophospermum (Hardwickia) mopane; locally common in transition between sandy and alluvial soil and grey hard-pan (Tanzania); etc...
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, N Botswana; absent from Zambia. Disjunction C Tanzania - southern Africa.
  Superficially resembling A. davyi , but differs in having white or pink flowers - and arcuate, dark red-brown pods.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 88-89 (1985).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 67134
Record n°67134
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