Acacia goetzei Harms
subsp. microphylla Brenan

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Synonyms: Acacia joachimii Harms
Acacia ulugurensis Harms
Acacia van-meelii Gilbert & Boutique
Senegalia goetzei (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr. subsp. microphylla (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Chitataunga (Shona) Mupumbu (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Purple-pod thorn (English)
Status: Native
This subspecies can be distinguished from subsp. goetzei by the more numerous (8-23 pairs) leaflets, which are narrower and oblong, usually less than 3 mm wide. There are normally glands on the rhachis between the top 3-5 pairs of pinnae, while in subsp. goetzei there is one a gland between the top pair of pinnae. Both subspecies have a similar, overlapping distribution.
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Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, northern Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acacia goetzei subsp. microphylla., retrieved 2 March 2015

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