African Plant Database

Acacia etbaica Schweinf.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Linnaea 35: 330 (1868)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia etbaica Schweinf. subsp. etbaica
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vachellia etbaica (Schweinf.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Taxon infra-specific
Acacia etbaica subsp. australis Brenan
Acacia etbaica subsp. platycarpa Brenan
Acacia etbaica subsp. uncinata Brenan
Acacia etbaica Schweinf. subsp. etbaica
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Usually a tree 2-12 m with distinct trunk and flat or rounded crown; bark rough, blackish, not flaking; stipules spinescent, all short and hooked,
Ecology : Wooded grassland, short grass savanna, dry deciduous bush, forming dense thickets on overgrazed land; dry scrub with trees and semi-desert scrub and grassland; occasionally sub-dominant (Kenya); 1-2000 m alt.
  Variable species in type of indumentum and spines, and in width of pods.
  SE Egypt; tropical Arabia.
  Comprises 4 subspp. [see in the book]
  Provides pillars and beams to hold heavy roofing (N Ethiopia). Not in Angola (= A. reficiens). Two undescribed species found in NE Somalia ("Al Miskat" area) seeming to be closely related to A. etbaica and that would key out under this species, are r

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 2 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 371 (1999).
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Record n°198330 created 2008-12-27
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