African Plant Database

Acacia bussei Harms ex Y. Sjöstedt
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia bussei (Harms ex Sjöstedt) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 3-10(-16) m, usually flat-crowned and with a well-defined trunk, sometimes branching from the base; stipules spinescent, to 9 cm long, ± straight, some enlarged but then constricted near the base, in pairs; flowers cream, in spikes.
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Ecology : Dry Acacia-Commiphora bushland, bushed grassland, Acacia-Commiphora-Combretum woodland, mostly on sandy soils (Kenya; = 1-1000 m); deciduous bushland, dry scrub; associated with Delonix elata, Gyrocarpus angustifolia, etc...
  Threatened in Somalia by overexploitation for charcoal. Closely related to A. horrida subsp. benadirensis but differs in habit, enlarged spines and wider curved pods. Similar also to A. lahai.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 295 (2006).
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carte afrique num 67317
Record n°67317
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