3446.010 Faidherbia A. Chev.

Description of the genus

A genus similar to, and formerly included in, Acacia. It may be separated from Acacia in possessing the following combination of characters: (a) the petiole lacks a gland, but there are glands on the rhachis at the junction of each pair of pinnae, (b) the filaments are shortly connate at the base, (c) it possesses large anthers which are eglandular and (d) the falcate or spirally coiled indehiscent pods.

Derivation of name: after Louis Faidherbe (1818-1889), a French general who was governor of Senegal.

Worldwide: 1 species in the warm regions of Africa to the E Mediterranean

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Faidherbia albida

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albida (Delile) A. Chev.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Faidherbia
Flora of Mozambique: Faidherbia
Flora of Zambia: Faidherbia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Faidherbia

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Wikipedia: Faidherbia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Faidherbia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Faidherbia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Faidherbia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=668, retrieved 31 March 2023

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