African Plant Database

Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Pl. Bequaert. 3: 61 (1925)
Notes : [australia]
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Acacia mollissima auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large shrub or small tree 2-15 m tall, unarmed; crown conical or rounded; all parts pubescent; leaves bipinnate, dark green, leaflets very small; flowers yellow in panicled heads; pods ± moniliform, jointed, dehiscing along one margin only.
Ecology : Native of SE Australia, Tasmania.
  Grown for fuelwood, wood products, fibre, tannin. Naturalized in E. Africa, invading disturbed grassland and river banks. DUNLOP, R. W. (2002). Acacia mearnsii De Wild. In: OYEN, L. P. A. & R. H. M. J. LEMMENS, Eds., Ressources végétales de l'Afrique
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid, Subhumid; Forest; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Eur. 2: (1964).
  • Med-Checklist 4: 3 (1989).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Iberica 7: 20 (1999). 
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 192 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Boudiaf, I., Beddiar, A., Le Roux & al. (2014). Invasion d?une subéraie naturelle d'Algérie par un acacia australien : Acacia mearnsii D Wild. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 101: 11-14
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