African Plant Database

Acacia fleckii Schinz
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Mem. Herb. Boissier 1: 108 (1900)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia catechu var. baumii Roberty
=Acacia cinerea Schinz
=Senegalia cinerea (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to ± 10 m, or many-stemmed shrub to 3 m tall; crown rounded, spreading, coming close to the ground; trunk 20-30 cm Ø; bark pale, greyish, tinged yellow, smooth, sometimes peeling; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous;
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Ecology : Drier types of deciduous woodland, with Baikiaea, on coarse sandy soils, sandy river banks, coarse-textured sandy colluvial or alluvial soils on granite and gneiss; also common on Kalahari sand (indicating disturbance or fire); etc...
  N Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana, S. Africa (W Transvaal).
  Frost tolerant; recovering well after severe frosts (Zimbabwe). Similar to A. erubescens , but different in having shorter leaf petiole (0,5-1 cm), eglandular rhachis, and bigger petiole gland.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 89 (1985).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 67183
Record n°67183
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