African Plant Database

Acacia prasinata Asfaw
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia prasinata (Asfaw) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 6 m; branches spreading, crown rounded; branchlets finely longitudinally ribbed; stipules spinescent, mostly short, sometimes to 4 cm long; leaves sometimes borne on scaly cushion-like short shoots; flowers pale-yellow to whitish, in heads.
Ecology : Dry woodland, semi-desert bushland, with A. senegal, Balanites, Dobera, in undulating hilly country on thin volcanic soil with sparse ground vegetation; (500-)900-1300 m alt.
  Similar to A. etbaica (pods), but differs in having larger leaflets, prominently veined on both sides, and longer widely spaced pinnae. Only known from the Awash Valley (Ethiopia).
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carte afrique num 67365
Record n°67365
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