African Plant Database


Acacia amythethophylla Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Mimosaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Abyss. i. 245. (1847)
Information on the genus : Acacia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia amythethophylla (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia macrothyrsa Harms (1900)
=Vachellia macrothyrsa (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
=Acacia buchananii Harms (1901)
=Acacia dalzielii Craib (1912)
=Acacia prorsispinula Stapf (1906)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4-12 m, or much-branched lax shrub to 5 m tall with trunk free to 8 m, 35 cm Ø; crown crounded, spreading; bark greyish, rough, fissured; stipules spinescent straight, usually in pairs, sometimes absent;
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Ecology : Deciduous savanna woodland; savanna forest, sometimes forming thorny thickets; wooded grassland; dambos, rocky savanna, alluvial plains (Zaire); Albizia zygia and Combretum woodlands (S Sudan, Kenya); rocky hillsides; (30-)600-2000 m alt. etc...
  Variable in pubescence of branchlets, leaf-rhachides and inflorescence-axes; and in size and number of leaflets.
  A. macrothyrsa Harms (with the synonyms cited above) is still maintained as a separate species by certain flora authors, to distinguish it from A. amythethophylla (only in Ethiopia and Angola) which is lacking the large panicled inflorescences.

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 295 (2006).
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 67307
 
Record n°67307
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