Acacia caffra (Thunb.) Willd.

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Synonyms: Senegalia caffra (Thunb.) P.J.H. Hurter & Mabb.
Common names: Common hook-thorn (English)
Status: Planted or introduced
Notes: Doubtfully recorded from Zimbabwe. A colony of trees occurred in the Tynwald area of Harare in the late 80s and 90s (this record gives the details); however these were likely planted or introduced. In addition, there is a record from Wedza Mountain but I understand that this was not substantiated with a herbarium specimen.
Derivation of specific name: caffra: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
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Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 72 - 73.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 201. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 59.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 42 - 43. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Acacia caffra
Flora of Mozambique: Acacia caffra

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acacia caffra
African Plant Database: Acacia caffra
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia caffra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acacia caffra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia caffra
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acacia caffra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia caffra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Acacia caffra
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Acacia caffra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia caffra
Ispot Southern Africa: Acacia caffra
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia caffra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia caffra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia caffra
The Plant List (version 1.1): Acacia caffra
Tropicos: Acacia caffra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acacia caffra., retrieved 26 June 2019

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