Acacia robusta Burch.
subsp. robusta

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Synonyms:
Common names: Splendid thorn (English) Umgamanzi (Ndebele) Umhlabunga (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See subsp. clavigera for general details. This subspecies is distinguished by the hairless leaf rhachis; 2-4 pairs of pinnae with 10-15 pairs of leaflets; often wider leaflets, up to 5(7) mm wide; pods are usually straight or nearly so and 2-3 cm wide.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: robusta: robust or strong, referring to the hard wood
Habitat: Woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 103 - 104.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 297.

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.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 164 - 165. (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.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 164 - 165. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 498 - 499. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acacia robusta subsp. robusta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126140, retrieved 12 December 2017

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