Acacia adenocalyx Brenan & Exell

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Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique

Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique

Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique

Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique

Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Catapu, Mozambique

Acacia adenocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest.

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Synonyms: Senegalia adenocalyx (Brenan & Exell) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Pfurura (Shona) Small-leaved acacia (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub, often climbing into surrounding trees. Stems and branches slender, often coiled to assist climbing. Thorns small, hooked, not in pairs but scattered along the stems and branches. Leaves with 8-23 pairs of pinnae; leaflets many, very small. Flowers in terminal panicles of white spherical heads. Pods stiffly papery with raised margins, oblong, 5-15 cm long, dotted with minute brown glands, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: adenocalyx: with a glandular calyx
Habitat: Normally occurring in sand forest and coastal scrub. In Zimbabwe it is known only from a few specimens in the lower Mazoe Valley.
Altitude range: (metres) 650 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 26 September 2006
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 82. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Acacia adenocalyx.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125760, retrieved 28 August 2016

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