African Plant Database

Acacia grandicornuta Gerstner
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 4: 55 (1938)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia grandicornuta (Gerstner) Seigler & Ebinger
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 3-10(-12) m, shrubby, branching low, or sometimes a small spreading shrub 1-2-5 m tall, with rounded, irregular crown; trunk to 20 cm Ø; branches ascending; young branchlets glabrous, not flaking off to reveal a rusty-red inner layer;
Ecology : Lowveld on black deep clay soils, woodland, dry thornveld; sometimes dominant over large areas, forming thickets; c. 900 m alt.
  Botswana, NE S. Africa.
  Difficult to separate from A. robusta subsp. clavigera that has more numerous pairs of pinnae (3-5) borne in "cushions", not discolorous leaves, and less developed thorns.
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