African Plant Database

Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 326 (1922)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large erect tree (8-)15-20-36 m, branching high up; crown rounded; trunk to 40-60 cm Ø, with grey-brown flaking bark, corky when young; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous;
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Ecology : Woodland, wooded grassland, bushveld, often but not always on river banks; also on termite mounds or (scattered) through low acacia woodland; on loamy soils or cleys derived from goldbelt rocks (Zimbabwe); etc...
  Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal).
  Widely planted for timber (fast growing); although frost tolerant, branches can bekilled off by severe frosts, giving the trees a stag-headed appearance (Zimbabwe).
  Confused with A. polyacantha (with more numerous leaf pinnae), and with A. nigrescens when leafless. Closely related to A. persiciflora (also having red calyx).

Bibliography other :
  • Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew : 326 (1922).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 57-58 (1975).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 67184
Record n°67184
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