African Plant Database

Acacia decurrens (J. C. Wendl.) Willd.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 4(2): 1072 (1806) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Mimosa decurrens J. C. Wendl.
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mimosa decurrens J. C. Wendl. (1798)
 Racosperma decurrens (J. C. Wendl.) Pedley (1987)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Unarmed tree 5-12 m, closely related to A. mearnsii; young branchlets angular, with ± wing-like ridges; leaves bipinnate; flowers yellow, in heads; pods not or slightly moniliform, dehiscing along one margin only.
Ecology : Native of SE Australia, Tasmania.
  Grown for tannin, fuelwood (rapid growth), and montane reafforestation; naturalized locally (Zaire; SE Africa).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 28

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • METRO, A & C. SAUVAGE (1955). Flore des végétaux ligneux de la Mamora. La Nature au Maroc.
  • Fl. Afrique N. 16: 21 (1987). 
  • Fl. Iberica 7: 19 (1999). 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°67165 modified 2010-11-15
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