African Plant Database

Acacia erubescens Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia erubescens (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia caffra var. pechuelii Kuntze
=Acacia dulcis Marloth & Engl.
=Acacia kwebensis N.E. Br. (1909)
=Acacia longepetiolata Schinz
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Many-stemmed shrub or tree 2-10 m; crown often flattened, spreading; bark yellow- or grey-brown, rough, outer layer papery, peeling off; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles recurved, in pairs (very rarely in threes);
Ecology : Drier types of mixed deciduous woodland often with mopane or scrub, often on rocky outcrops or on sandy river banks; lowveld on gneissic soils or on shallow, gravelly soils or red clays; 240-1680 m alt. Only locally common, rarely forming stands.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).
  Closely related to and often confused with A. fleckii (petiole length different: 1,3-2,5 cm in A. erubescens , 0,5-1 cm in A. fleckii ).
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Record n°67177
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