Acacia rehmanniana Schinz

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Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

Acacia rehmanniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Khami Ruins

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Synonyms:
Common names: Iphucula (Ndebele) Mona (Ndebele) Muunga (Shona) Silky acacia (English) Silky thorn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree up to 8 m tall. Bark conspicuously powdery orange-red, particularly on the branches. Thorns in pairs at the nodes, straight, c. 5 cm long, white, often with a reddish tip. Leaves with 15-44 pairs of pinnae, each with 20-40 pairs of very small leaflets, greyish-green, finely velvety; petiole with a gland just below the bottom pair of pinnae. Flowers in series of axillary spherical heads on the new growth, white, often appearing as terminal inflorescences. Pods flat, straight, up to 18 × 2.3 cm, hairless, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rehmanniana: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: Occurring in wooded grassland, often along rivers and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1520 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 January 2010
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 99 - 100.

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.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 52 - 53. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 60.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 14.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 106 - 107. (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 rehmanniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126130, retrieved 4 December 2016

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