African Plant Database

Acacia erythrocalyx Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 32(3): 546 (1978)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia erythrocalyx (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent shrub 1,5-6 m tall; young branches eglandular; stipules not spinescent, deciduous; prickles scattered along internodes; flowers (yellowish) white, in heads, calyx strikingly red.
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Ecology : Dry rocky plains, woodland; forming thicket in grassland; open savanna woodland with Combretum, Croton, etc.; open woodland near stream; seasonally inundated grassy places with cleyey soils, on river banks; forest gallery; eetc...
  Has often been confused with A. pennata, A. brevispica, A. schweinfurthii , but distinctive by the red calyx.
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carte afrique num 67330
Record n°67330
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