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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia laeta (R.Br. ex Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & Tropical Africa, Israel (Arvan Velley), Arabian Peninsula.

    [FWTA]

    Mimosaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A small glabrous tree
    Spines
    Black curved spines
    Inflorescences
    Spikes of white flowers.
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 6 m. high.
    Branches
    Young branchlets glabrous, grey-brown or rarely purplish.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below each node, purplish-black, hooked, 3–5.5 mm. long, their base about 3–5 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole usually glandular; rhachis glabrous to ± pubescent, frequently with a gland between the top pair of pinnae; pinnae 2–3 pairs; leaflets (2–) 3–5 pairs, 4–15 (–20) mm. long, 2–7 (–10) mm. wide, obliquely obovate-elliptic or -oblong, glabrous or ± puberulous, venose, rounded to mucronate or subacute at apex.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, subsessile or up to 0.5 (–0.75, very rarely 1) mm. pedicellate, in spiciform racemes 3.5–5 cm. long on peduncles 0.5–2 cm. long; axis glabrous or ± pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.25–2 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2.75–4 mm. long, 5-lobed.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 5–7 mm. long, free; anthers 0.1 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous at first, very shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 14/6, p. 52) pale brown, dehiscent, glabrous or slightly puberulous towards base, oblong, straight, venose, rounded to acuminate at apex, 3.5–8 cm. long, 1.7–2.8 (–4) cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds subcircular-lenticular, 9 (–10) mm. diam.; central areole small, somewhat impressed, 2 × 2 mm.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland; said by Burtt (T.T.C.L.: 329) to be locally common with Commiphora merkeri and Acacia mellifera on hard-pan soils in desert thornbush, and by Trapnell (2203) to occur with Commiphora and Balanites on sandy loam; Trapnell 2203 was collected at 1680 m.
    Distribution
    Egypt, French Sudan, the Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland Protectorate and Ethiopia, also in Arabia and the Dead Sea regionaccording to Aubréville also in French Niger Colony, Ivory Coast and Nigeria K6 T2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sahel regional transition zone - wooded grassland., Sahara regional transition zone; woodland., Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Burkina, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Cuba

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia laeta (R.Br. ex Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1998 Madsen, J.E. [6051], Mali Acacia laeta K000386469
    illegible [s.n] Acacia laeta K000244153
    Madsen, J.E. [5988], Burkina Faso Acacia laeta K000386468
    Diallo, D. [282], Mali Acacia laeta K000386470

    Bibliography

    First published in Phytologia 91: 27 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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