Acacia hebeclada DC.
subsp. hebeclada

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Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

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Mwandi, Matoya river.

Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Acacia hebeclada DC. var. stolonifera (Burch.) Dinter
Acacia stolonifera Burch.
Vachellia hebeclada (DC.) Kyal. & Boatwr. subsp. hebeclada
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Status: Native
Usually a shrub, branching near ground level, often forming thickets. Bark dark grey, fissured, flaking; young branches densely greyish hairy. Spines paired, slightly curved when shorter or straight with some up to 6 cm long. Leaves bipinnate, up to 5 cm long, often densely pubescent, with 5-9 pairs of pinnae with numerous small leaflets. Flowers in globose heads, clustered at the nodes, pale yellowish-white. Pods woody, held upright, usually up to 9 cm long and up to 2.5 cm wide.
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Habitat: On sandy alluvial soils, usually near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 760 - 1190 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia,Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 109 - 110.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).

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 240. As Acacia hebeclada

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 98 - 99. (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.

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 162 - 163. as Acacia hebeclada (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 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 209.

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Flora of Botswana: Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada., retrieved 22 April 2024

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