Acacia chariessa Milne-Redh.

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Acacia chariessa

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On Old Esigodini Rd, eastern side, just after Stour Rd going out of Bulawayo.

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On Bulawayo to Johannesburg Rd on western side by 12 km peg south of Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On Old Esigodini Rd, eastern side, just after Stour Rd going out of Bulawayo.

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Acacia chariessa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Senegalia chariessa (Milne-Redh.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Ulutatau (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Low spreading shrub, mostly less than 1.5 m tall, with short hooked thorns scattered along the branches; flowers creamy white short spikes; pods thin and papery, purplish to red-brown.
Notes: Restricted to the Central Watershed plateau.
Derivation of specific name: chariessa: graceful, elegant
Habitat: Mostly on serpentine but also on other soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Central Watershed plateau in Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 7 February 2016
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 66.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 277.

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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 174.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 15.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Acacia chariessa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia chariessa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia chariessa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia chariessa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acacia chariessa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia chariessa
Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia chariessa
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia chariessa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia chariessa
Tropicos: Acacia chariessa
West African Plants database: Acacia chariessa


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 chariessa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125830, retrieved 4 December 2016

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