African Plant Database

Acacia horrida subsp. benadirensis (Chiov.) Hillc. & Brenan
Family : Mimosaceae
Information on the genus : Acacia
Basionym : Acacia bussei var. benadirensis Chiov.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acacia bussei var. benadirensis Chiov.
 Acacia latronum subsp. benadirensis (Chiov.) Brenan
 Acacia benadirensis (Chiov.) Chiov. (1932)
 Vachellia horrida subsp. benadirensis (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 0,5-3,6(-10) m tall, obconical, branching from the base, spreading, sometimes wider than high, ± flat-topped; stipules spinescent, straight, long (9 cm), in pairs, some enlarged basally, not or only slightly constricted basally;
Ecology : Deciduous Acacia-Commiphora bushland, dry scrub; on clay soils in high-rainfall savanna (S Sudan); dwarf desert shrubland, often on limestone or along drainage lines (Kenya); 1-1700 m alt.
  Some variation in hairiness of pods, leaves, branches, inflorescence-rhachides.
  Subsp. horrida in India.
  Closely related to A. bussei , differing in habit; A. bussei on more sandy soils and in higher-rainfall areas.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 193
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