Acacia hebeclada DC.
subsp. chobiensis (O. B. Mill.) A. Schreib.

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Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Shang'ombe

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Ngonye falls, above falls

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Shang'ombe

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Shang'ombe

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Shang'ombe

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Shang'ombe

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mwandi, Matoya river

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Synonyms: Acacia stolonifera Burch. var. chobiensis O.B.Mill.
Vachellia hebeclada (DC.) Kyal. & Boatwr. subsp. chobiensis (O.B.Mill.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
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A low growing shrub at the high flood zone, or a small tree up to 7 m tall on higher ground of alluvial terraces. Spines stipular, paired, mostly recurved, or straight. Young twigs densely pubescent or tomentose. Pinnae 2-9(13) pairs. Pods held erect, inflated, dehiscing along one suture to allow the mature seeds to dangle.
Differs from subsp. hebeclada by its generally larger size, more dense pubescence, and the larger pods, 2.5-3 cm wide.
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Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Botswana and the Caprivi (Namibia).
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

Bingham, M.G. (2000). Biodiversity of the Zambezi Basin wetlands. The Zambezi Society

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 149. (Includes a picture).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 379. (Includes a picture).

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).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 54. As Acacia hebeclada

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

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.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 85. As Acacia hebeclada


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Flora of Botswana: Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia hebeclada
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia hebeclada
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125970, retrieved 20 July 2018

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