African Plant Database


Acacia gourmaensis A. Chev.
Family : Mimosaceae
Family (APGIII) : FABACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France lviii. Mem. V (1911) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia gourmaensis (A. Chev.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 7 m tall; bark grey, rough; young branchlets whitewashed over darker background; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles hooked, small, in pairs; leaves small; flowers cream in spiciform racemes (3-5 cm).
Ecology : Savanna on sand; "mimosa scrub"; sometimes forming thorny thickets.
  Closely related to and often confused with and mislabelled A. mellifera (with different distribution). Very distinctive, with large kidney-shaped leaflets and short pods with 1-2 seeds.
 
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see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 67337
 
Record n°67337
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