Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy

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Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deka River, on road from Robins Camp to the Matetsi Safari Area gate, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Senegalia galpinii (Burtt Davy) Seigler & Ebinger
Common names: Monkey thorn (English) Muchinanga (Shona) Nkotokua (Shona) Umkhaya (Ndebele)
Description: Medium to large deciduous tree. Prickles in opposite pairs, short, broad and hooked. Flowers in long slender spikes, cream to pale yellow, the calyces showing red before the flowers open. The pods are long, up to 25cm, flat and hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: named for E.E. Galpin, South African naturalist and collector (1858 - 1941).
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 17.

Bingham, M.G. (2012). Acacia Galpinii Burtt Davy Black Lechwe 18 (3)

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 68 - 69.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 239 - 241. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 151.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 214.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 59.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 13.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Acacia galpinii
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Acacia galpinii

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African Plant Database: Acacia galpinii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia galpinii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acacia galpinii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia galpinii
Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia galpinii
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia galpinii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia galpinii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia galpinii
Tropicos: Acacia galpinii
West African Plants database: Acacia galpinii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Acacia galpinii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=125910, retrieved 26 May 2016

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