Acacia schweinfurthii Brenan & Exell

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Acacia schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Camp, Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acacia schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Umvumvumvu R Br. by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Acacia schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Camp, Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Acacia schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Acacia schweinfurthii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Pokoteke Gorge

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Synonyms: Senegalia schweinfurthii (Brenan & Exell) Seigler & Ebinger
Common names: Chinanga (Shona) Gado (Shona) Kandare (Shona) Munanga (Shona) River climbing acacia (English) Rukato (Shona) Uthathawe (Ndebele)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Liane or scandent shrub, forming thickets or climbing into large trees. Thorns not paired but scattered along the stems, small and slightly curved. The leaves are large, up to 20 cm × 8 cm, with 8 to 15 pairs of pinnae and a distinct gland just above the base of the petiole. The main rhachis often has thorn on the underside. Inflorescences terminal or axillary in panicles of white spherical flowers. The pods are large (up to 20 cm) and leathery, transversely marked and sometimes constricted between the seeds.
Notes: Both var. schweinfurthii and var. sericea Brenan & Exell are included under this species number.
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: named after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), German botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: A species of riverine woodland, where it may form impenetrable thickets. Also associated with termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1360 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes zoolina zoolina (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Wednesday 19 October 2005
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 83 - 85. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 184.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 214. As: Acacia schweinfurthii schweinfurthii and Acacia schweinfurthii sericea

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 241.

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. as Acacia pennata

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 114 - 115. (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 schweinfurthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126160, retrieved 30 June 2016

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