African Plant Database

Acacia ehrenbergiana Hayne
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Getreue Darstell. Gew. 10: t. 29 (1827)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia flava f. ehrenbergiana
=Vachellia flava (Forssk.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
=Mimosa flava Forssk. (1775)
=*Acacia flava (Forssk.) Schweinf. (1896) non Sprengl. ex DC.
=Acacia seyal auct. sensu Afr. N.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 2-6(-7) m, often many-stemmed; bark not powdery, sometimes peeling off to show smooth greenish-yellow underbark;
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Ecology : Dry semi-desert areas on sandy soils; on sand in association with Zygophyllaceae, Panicum turgidum; thalweg in sand on sandstone (Mauritania); on clayey-gravelly soil; sandy and stony desert wadis and plains; etc...
  N Africa - Egypt; Arabia (widespread; details in Thulin & Al-Gifri, Nord. J. Bot. 20: 693, 2001); Iran (Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 58: 539, 1988).
  Similar to A. hockii , but differs in having only 1-2(-3) pairs of pinnae, and a somewhat different distributional range; also occupies drier habitats. Also resembling A. seyal for which it has been mistaken.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 163
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 136
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:253 (2012)
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 444

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2). : 44
  • CELLES, J. C. & R. MANIÈRE (1980). Remarques sur la distribution en Afrique nord-occidentale d'Acacia seyal Delile et d'Acacia ehrenbergiana Hayne. Candollea 35: 183-200
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. : 652
  • Med-Checklist 4: 2 (1989).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. : 211
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 125
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 371 (1999).
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique : 28
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 182
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUA (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 38
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