Acacia arenaria Schinz

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Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia arenaria

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

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Synonyms: Acacia hermannii Baker f.
Vachellia arenaria (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Ivikani (Ndebele) Sand acacia (English) Sand thorn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a multi-stemmed shrub up to 3 m tall, rarely a small tree. Thorns in pairs at the nodes, slender, straight, 3-6 cm long. Leaves long and narrow, up to 21 cm long; pinnae 15-35 pairs with 20-30 pairs of closely set small leaflets, greyish-green, finely velvety; petiole with a raised gland at the base. Flowers in series of axillary spherical heads on the new growth, whitish, often appearing as suberect terminal inflorescences. Pods slender, up to 18 × 0.8 cm, curved, hairless, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arenaria: of sandy places
Habitat: Occurring in dry woodland and scrub, often abundant as a pioneer species along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1460 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Southern Angola, northern Botswana, Namibia, western Zimbabwe and also in Central Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 January 2010
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 106 - 107.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 376. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 209.


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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 arenaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125780, retrieved 28 July 2016

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