African Plant Database

Acacia ancistroclada Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 412 (1959)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia ancistroclada (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or small tree 2-8 m tall, several-stemmed or trunk branching near the base; bark brown-yellow, peeling off in large papery pieces to show green underbark; stipules spinescent, in pairs, straight or mostly recurved; leaves with 1-3 pairs of pinnae;
Ecology : Dry bushland, bushed or wooded grassland, thornveld; 700-1550 m alt.
  Flowers and pods resembling those of A. seyal ; spines reminiscent of those of A. tortilis. Not in Somalia (= A. nilotica subsp. leiocarpa and A. tortilis ; cf. Thulin, Fl. Somal. 1: 368, 1993).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 67308
Record n°67308
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