African Plant Database

Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Mimosaceae
Protologue : Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 502 (1913)
Information on the genus : Acacia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vachellia hockii (De Wild.) Seigler & Ebinger
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acacia stenocarpa var. chariensis (A. Chev.) Aubrév.
=Acacia flava f. chariensis (A. Chev.) Roberty
=Acacia chariensis A. Chev. (1928)
=Acacia flava var. atacorensis (Aubrév. & Pellegr.) Aubrév.
=Acacia atacorensis Aubrév. & Pellegr. (1938)
=Acacia seyal var. multijuga Schweinf. ex Baker f.
=*Acacia stenocarpa var. boboensis Aubrév.
=*Acacia boboensis Aubrév. (1939)
=*Acacia holstii Taub. (1895) p.p., excl. legumina
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 2-6(-12) m tall; geoxylic suffrutex (Vollesen in Nord. J. Bot. 1: 738, 1981); crown flattened; bark not powdery, greenish to red-brown, peeling off in papery layers;
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Ecology : In a diverse range of habitats, widespread in the tropics. Deciduous woodland, wooded grassland, thicket; scrub; deciduous and semi-evergreen bushland; on sandstone hills (Burkina Faso); etc...
  Very variable; in particular in internode lenght, bark colour.
  Tropical Arabia.
  Has long been confused with A. seyal that has powdery inner bark, young twigs densely puberulous and "ant-galls". Also similar to A. ehrenbergiana (leaves with 1-2 pairs of pinnae only, and in drier habitats).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:254 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 296 (2006).
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