African Plant Database

Acacia edgeworthii T. Anderson
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia edgeworthii (T. Anderson) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia bricchettiana (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
=Acacia bricchettiana Chiov. (1915)
=Acacia erythraea Chiov. (1929)
=Acacia humifusa Chiov. (1929)
=Acacia pseudosocotrana Chiov. (1929)
=Acacia socotrana Balf. f.
=Acacia sultani Chiov. (1929)
=Acacia gloveri Gilliland (1951)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 0,3-3 m tall, usually wider than high, with ascending branches and flattened crown; branching from the base, or sometimes with a very short main stem exposed; stipules spinescent, straight, to 4,5 cm long, in pairs; flowers white, in heads;
Ecology : Dry, semi-desert scrub, Acacia-Commiphora bushland, sand dunes (also used in sand stabilization); 0-1130 m alt.
  Very variable, and also growing in a variety of habitats. Approaching A. leucospira. Coastal forms in Somalia are prostrate, matforming ("A. humifusa"). etc..
  Socotra; SW Arabia.
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carte afrique num 67326
Record n°67326
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