African Plant Database

Acacia burkei Benth.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : London J. Bot. 5: 98 (1846)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia burkei (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia ferox Benth. (1846)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 10-27 m with flattened, rather narrow crown; bark grey-brown, deeply fissured, flaking; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles strongly recurved, dark, in pairs; flowers white in spikes, produced with the leaves.
Ecology : Dry river valley scrub, thornveld, mixed woodland; scrub, bushland; confined to Cretaceous sandy soils, often with Terminalia sericea, Guibourtia conjugata (Zimbabwe).
  Variable species, particularly in size, shape and number of leaflets.
  S. Africa (E Transvaal, Natal), Swaziland, SE Botswana.
  Similar to A. nigrescens, A. welwitschii, A. goetzei. Acacia schlechteri Harms is perhaps a variant of A. goetzei subsp. goetzei.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 56-57 (1975).
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