African Plant Database

Acacia turnbulliana Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1957, 370 (1958)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia turnbulliana (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,5-1,5-3 m tall, spreading often wider (to 3,6 m Ø) than high, branching from or near the base, flat-topped; young branchlets yellowish-green when young, densely hairy, lenticellate; bark peeling on larger branches;
Ecology : Dry scrub; open Acacia-Commiphora bush- or wood-land on deep red sandy soils; rare on limestone (near a large ants nest; Kenya); 150-650 m alt.
  Related to A. edgeworthii (syn.: A. bricchettiana Chiov.), and according to Thulin, Fl. Somal. 1: 384, 1993, probably a synoym under A. edgeworthii (as a large-flowered and unusually hairy form in NE Kenya, [see more in the book]
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 67384
Record n°67384
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