African Plant Database

Acacia petrensis Thulin
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 58(2): 495 (2003)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Senegalia petrensis (Thulin) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender tree 2-4 m; crown somewhat flattened to ± rounded; bark yellow-brown, peeling in papery flakes; young branchlets angular, lenticellate, with network-cracking epidermis;
Ecology : Open bushland-woodland, on limestone slopes, often on rocks and huge boulders; locally common with Boswellia sacra; 850-1200 m alt.
  Known only from the escarpment facing the Gulf of Aden (Sanaag region, Somalia). Closely related to A. ochracea (S Somalia) and A. mahrana Thulin & Gifri ("sister" species from Yemen) of the A. senegal complex.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 67555
Record n°67555
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