Acacia luederitzii Engl.
var. luederitzii

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Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

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Synonyms: Acacia goeringii Schinz
Acacia retinens sensu O.B. Miller
Acacia uncinata sensu O.B. Miller
Common names: Kalahari-sand acacia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized tree. Young branches covered in pale grey hairs; Spines paired, mostly long and straight but some pairs short and somewhat curved. Leaves 6 × 4 cm with 5-8 pairs of pinnae, bearing many small, finely hairy leaflets. Flowers in spherical heads, creamy-white. Pod c. 13 × 2 cm mostly straight, flat, stiff but not woody with a thickened rim, grey-brown to purple-brown, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: luederitzii: possibly named after August or Adolf Lüderitz, two German brothers, who collected plants in Namibia
Habitat: In open woodland on Kalahari sand
Altitude range: (metres) 900 m (approx)
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Western Zambia, Namibia, western Zimbabwe and the northern Cape, South Africa; in Zimbabwe restricted to the Hwange NP and northern Tsholotsho.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 21 March 2016
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 101.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 287 - 288.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 158 - 159. (Includes a picture).

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 241.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 380. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 44.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 54.

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 166 - 167. (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 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 484 - 485. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 572 - 573. (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 luederitzii var. luederitzii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126010, retrieved 4 December 2016

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