African Plant Database

Acacia dolichocephala Harms
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 86 (1897)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia dolichocephala (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-13 m; branchlets glabrous, often longitudinally ridged; stipules spinescent, straight, short, in pairs; flowers bright yellow in short spikes or ellipsoid heads (1 cm).
Ecology : Woodland, grassland, often at sides of lakes and rivers; 1100-2130 m alt. (Ethiopia); riverine woodland and foot of rocky hills, rocky outcrops, in high rainfall savanna, 1220 m (S Sudan); rocky sites, 1350-1650 m (W Kenya).
  This species bridges the gap between the capitate- and spicate-flowered groups; probably a relative of A. lahai.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 67324
Record n°67324
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