African Plant Database

Acacia hereroensis Engl.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10: 20 (1889) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia hereroensis (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia gansbergensis Schinz (1900)
=Acacia mellei I. Verd.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub (inconspicuous) or sometimes a tree 1-5(-11) m tall; bark grey-brown, fissured; young branchlets puberulous, glandular; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles hooked, in sub-opposite pairs, sometimes nearly scattered;
Ecology : Acacia bushland with other acacias on red soils derived from schistose goldbelt rocks, often on shallow soils by road cuttings, occasionally on granite; thornveld, on rocky slopes and flats.
  Namibia, SE Botswana, N S. Africa.
  Probably accidentally introduced in a place NW of Harare; but probably under-recorded (inconspicuous plant). Closely related to A. caffra and also similar to A. karroo.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 22: t.860 (1942).
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