African Plant Database

Acacia malacocephala Harms
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 364 (1914) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia malacocephala (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender tree 2,5-6 m, often with 2-3 stems; main branches ± horizontal; stipules spinescent, to 5 cm long, in pairs, but a few shorter straight whitish, some fused basally into round blackish "ant-galls" 1,5-3 cm Ø;
Ecology : Shrub or dwarf-tree grassland, locally gregarious and abundant on grey calcareous soils of flood-plains and valleys; "covers" vast expanses of country fringing the Wembere Steppe"; 1060-1100 m alt.
  Closely related to A. mbuluensis. Sterile material resembling A. drepanolobium (flowering during rainy season).
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carte afrique num 67349
Record n°67349
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