African Plant Database

Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 30: 511 (1875) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia xanthophloea (Benth.) P.J.H. Hurter (2008)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia songwensis Harms (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree (5-)10-18-30 m (sometimes emergent above riverine woodland), high-branching; crown open, spreading, rounded or flattened; trunk tall, straight, 30-60 cm Ø;
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Ecology : Along river banks, riverine woodland (emergent species), in seasonally flooded areas near rivers, on margins of lakes and pans, in low lying areas with high ground water table; often gregarious, sometimes forming a closed woodland; etc...
  Variable in flower colour: yellow in S part of range (S of Tanzania), white to pink in the N (Somalia unknown).
  Swaziland, NE S. Africa.
  Disjunct species: Distance between N Somalia and the nearest localities in N Kenya is c. 1600 km (fide Thulin in Nord. J. Bot. 8: 462, 1989; and map in J. H. Seyani & A. C. Chikuni, Proceed. XIIIth Plen. Meet. AETFAT, Malawi 2: 1106, 1994). Distinctive s

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 3[1]: 96

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 568 (1966).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 41: t.1637 (1971).
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 87 (1975).
  • Fl. S. Africa 16[1]: 28 (1975).
  • Gen. Gram. : 253 (1986).
  • Trees Natal, Zululand & Transkei : 140 (1993).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 162 (1997).
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