African Plant Database

Acacia exuvialis I. Verd.
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia exuvialis (I. Verd.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small shrub to 2 m tall, with many slender grey-brown stems of oily appearance (not flaking); young branchlets sticky (glands); stipules spinescent, straight, white, in pairs; leaves small; flowers bright yellow in solitary heads;
Ecology : Mixed deciduous bush or woodland, often on gravelly soils derived from Cretaceous sandstone, commonly associated with mopane; c. 460 m alt.
  S. Africa (NE Transvaal).
  Can be confused with A. borleae (on basalt clays) and A. nebrownii (on shallow sandstone soils). The shrub form found in SE Zimbabwe is distinct from the larger form with peeling bark occuring in NE Transvaal (fide Timberlake & al., l.c.; cf. fig. in
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carte afrique num 67178
Record n°67178
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