African Plant Database

Acacia circummarginata Chiov.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 394 (1915)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Acacia senegal var. leiorhachis Brenan
Status for TA : (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia circummarginata (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Senegalia senegal var. leiorachis (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
=Acacia senegal var. leiorhachis Brenan (1953)
=Acacia oxyosprion var. pubescens Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 5-10(-25) m; crown open, rounded, spreading; bark yellowish, papery, peeling; stipules not spirnescent; prickles in threes, the central one hooked downwards, the 2 lateral curved upwards; flowers cream, in long spikes (11 cm).
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Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland, sometimes growing with A. senegal, on whistish-red sandy soils or on limestone outcrops on hillsides; 230-490 m alt. (Somalia); c. 1000-1700 m alt. in Ethiopia; shallow basalt soils on stony hillsides and gravelly slopes, etc..
  Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).
  Behaves as a distinct species in Somalia; usually called A. senegal var. leiorhachis in E Africa south to Transvaal, with also more straggling forms occurring, making the situation complicated.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 24 (1975).
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Record n°67157 modified 2017-05-29
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