African Plant Database

Acacia cheilanthifolia Chiov.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Fl. Somala 1: 168 (1929)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia cheilanthifolia (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia cheilanthifolia var. hirtella Chiov.
=Senegalia cheilanthifolia var. hirtella (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Low shrub, or small tree to 6 m tall; stem slender, whiplike emerging from a cushion of basal vegetative branches; stipules not spinescent, soon deciduous; prickles in threes, the central one curved downwards, the 2 lateral upwards;
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland, usually in rocky places on limestone hills; 80-800 m alt.
  One of the syntypes (Puccioni & Stefanini 479) is A. laeta. Perhaps also in E Ethiopia, but not yet recorded there; collections from Harare are better placed in A. senegal (fide Thulin in Fl. Ethiop. 3: 75, 1989). Closely related to A. flagellaris,
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carte afrique num 67457
Record n°67457
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