African Plant Database

Acacia hecatophylla Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 242 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia catechu var. hecatophylla (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Roberty
 Senegalia hecatophylla (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 5(-8) m; bark grey, smooth or longitudinally fissured; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles (sometimes absent) spreading or hooked, short, in pairs; flowers yellowish-white, in long spikes (5-12 cm).
Ecology : Woodland, wooded grassland; solitary on stony hillsides in rock crevices in high-rainfall savanna, woodland with Combretum collinum, C. molle, Annona senegalensis, with many rocky outcrops (S Sudan /Uganda); 600-1700 m alt. (1450-1700 m in Ethiopia).
  Record from Bostwana very doubtful.
  Resembling A. polyacantha subsp. campylacantha but with broader leaflets and pods.

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 67339
Record n°67339
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