African Plant Database

Acacia asak (Forssk.) Willd.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 4(2): 1077 (1806) 
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Mimosa asak Forssk.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mimosa asak Forssk. (1775)
 Senegalia asak (Forssk.) Kyal. & Boatwr. (2013)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia glaucophylla Steud. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or slender tree (4-)6-10 m tall; bark on young stems yellow, papery, flaky, on older stems dark grey, fissured; stipules not spinescent; prickles solitary or in threes, the central one hooked downwards;
Ecology : Rocky places, rock crevices, stream banks, deciduous bushland; 400-900 m alt. (Ethiopia).
  SE Egypt; Arabia. Not in Somalia (= ? A. hamulosa).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 192

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 366 (1999).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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