African Plant Database

Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 506 (1839)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia lahai (Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Acacia fasciculata R. Br.
=*Acacia saltiana Steud.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree (0,5-)3-15 m; crown flat; trunk well-defined; bark brown, rough, with longitudinal scales; stipules spinescent, straight, not enlarged, to 7 cm long, in pairs; flowers cream, in spikes (2-9 cm long); pods short, falcate, dehiscent.
Ecology : Upland woodland, wooded grassland, locally common in Kenya where upland forest has disappeared, forming dense woodland, or invading grassland; often thicket-forming (Ethiopia; the a low shrub 0,5-1 m, flowering and fruiting); 1500-2700 m alt.
  Related to A. bussei and A. horrida subsp. benadirensis but differs from them by its densely glandular inflorescences; also growing in higher altitudes.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 296 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 67344
Record n°67344
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