African Plant Database


Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy
Family : Mimosaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew: 326 (1922)
Information on the genus : Acacia
 
 
Status
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 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
 
Map
carte afrique num 67184
 
Record n°67184
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