African Plant Database

Kirkia acuminata Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 1: 311 (1868)
Information on the genus : Kirkia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kirkia acuminata var. pubescens (Burtt Davy) Bremek.
=Kirkia pubescens Burtt Davy (1926)
=Kirkia pubescens var. glabripetala Burtt Davy
=Kirkia acuminata var. cordata De Wild.
=Kirkia glauca Engl. & Gilg (1903) p.p. quoad fructis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous, 6-20 m, with a clean bole c. 1 m Ø; crown rounded, large, spreading; bark silvery grey, smooth when young, becoming flaky with age; branchlets with conspicuous leaf scars; leaves sticky when young, coloured gold and red in autumn[…]
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Ecology : Dry bushland with Terminalia sericea, Combretum spp., Pericopsis angolensis; various types of woodland; open woodland with Commiphora mollis, Cordyla africana, Combretum and Terminalia shrubs; Brachystegia and Acacia-Combretum woodland;[…]
  Variable in indumentum (glabrous to thickly pubescent) and in shape of leaflets.
  up to 1600 m alt. Often planted as a live fence. According to Engler (in Engler & Drude, Veg. d. Erde 9, Afrika 3/1 B: 777, 1915) the name K. glauca Engl. & Gilg, synonym of K. acuminata, is based on a herbarium sheet […]
  N Botswana, N Namibia, NE S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree- Ht 3 - 17 m. Alt 245 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP, SWZ
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