African Plant Database

Acacia pentagona (Schumach. & Thonn.) Hook. f.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Niger Fl. 331 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Mimosa pentagona Schumach. & Thonn.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mimosa pentagona Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
 Senegalia pentagona (Schumach.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia pentaptera Welw.
=Acacia silvicola G.C.C. Gilbert & Boutique
=Acacia pennata var. dolichosperma Oliv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane 9-12-30 m tall, or a creeper or scandent shrub in forest undergrowth; stems 5-ribbed, 10-15 cm Ø; young branchlets red-brown to purple, mostly eglandular; stipules not spinescent;
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Ecology : Lowland rain-forest, swamp and riverine forests; in deep shade and in forest clearings; high-rainfall savanna by river banks (S Sudan); evergreen and groundwater forest; secondary formations (Gabon); in very dense thickets or in primary forest, etc...
  S. Tomé, Principe; E and EC Madagascar.
  Whithout pods, can be confused with A. montigena, A. kamerunensis, A. schweinfurthii, A. ciliolata, A. taylorii. Reported not to nodulate or fix nitrogen.
Biol./Eco : Liana; Humid, Subhumid; Forest; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°67362 modified 2005-05-09
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