African Plant Database

Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Hortus Kew., ed. 2 5: 462 (1813)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Racosperma melanoxylon (R. Br.) Maitland
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large tree, unarmed; young branchlets angular; leaves phyllodic, simple; flowers pale yellowish to white in heads; pods oblong, falcate, coiled or spirally twisted, not constricted between the seeds, dehiscent.
Ecology : Native of SE Australia, Tasmania.
  Grown for montane reafforestation (timber); becoming an element of indigenous forests in NE-SE Africa.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Arch. Madeira : 56 (1914). 
  • METRO, A & C. SAUVAGE (1955). Flore des végétaux ligneux de la Mamora. La Nature au Maroc.
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 557 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 85 (1968).
  • Fl. Afrique N. 16: 18 (1987).
  • Med-Checklist 4: 3 (1989).
  • Fl. Iberica 7: 16 (1999). 
  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 112 (2004).
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores
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