Acacia sieberiana DC.
var. sieberiana

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Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Dimbangombe, near Hwange

Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Dimbangombe, near Hwange

Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Dimbangombe, near Hwange

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Synonyms:
Common names: False paperbark thorn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Bark grey, rough on the older trunk, peeling off the branches to reveal a yellowish layer underneath. Thorns paired at the nodes, straight, often very long (up to 15 cm). Leaves compound, large with 8-20 pairs of pinnae; leaflets pale green or yellowish-green. Flowers in axillary, globose heads, creamy-white. Pods large, thick and woody, sometimes splitting long after they have fallen and dried.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sieberiana: after botanist FW Sieber (1789 - 1844)
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Ethiopia and southwards Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and northern Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane (Food plant)
Anthene amarah amarah (Food plant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 107 - 108.


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African Plant Database: Acacia sieberiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia sieberiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia sieberiana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia sieberiana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acacia sieberiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia sieberiana
Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia sieberiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia sieberiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia sieberiana
Tropicos: Acacia sieberiana
West African Plants database: Acacia sieberiana


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 sieberiana var. sieberiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180570, retrieved 29 August 2016

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