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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia galpinii (Burtt Davy) Seigler & Ebinger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Northern Prov.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

    Habit
    Tree 8-25 m. high; bark rough, corky, longitudinally furrowed with fibrous strips coming away here and there; young branchlets subglabrous to ± densely short-pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below the nodes, straight or recurved, up to c. 1 cm. long, on some twigs few or even apparently absent.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole often glandular (gland 0·75-1·5 mm. in diam.); rhachis subglabrous to ± puberulous or pubescent, glandular (sometimes interruptedly) between the top 1-4 pairs of pinnae, sometimes with glands at some basal pairs also; pinnae (4)9-14 (? more) pairs; leaflets (8)13-35(45) pairs, (2)4-11(15) x (0·5)1-3(4) mm., narrowly oblong to linear-oblong, slightly ciliolate on the margins and at the base, otherwise glabrous, or wholly glabrous, obtuse to subacute at the apex, with lateral nerves almost or quite invisible beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Spikes (4)5-11 cm. long, often clustered or several together on short lateral leafless shoots from twigs of the previous year, sometimes opening when the tree is leafless; peduncle 0·3-1·5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx purple or reddish-purple, 0·75-1·25 mm. long, cupular, ± puberulous outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla coloured as the calyx, 2 mm. long, 5-lobed, ± puberulous outside.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 4-5 mm. long; anthers 0·15-0·2 mm. across, glandular at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, on a stipe half its length.
    Fruits
    Pods purplish-brown, dehiscent, 11·5-28 x 2·7-3·5 cm., straight, glabrous or almost so; valves thinly woody.
    Seeds
    Seeds 12-15 x 10-12 mm.; central areole large, 7-8 x 3·5-5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld Regional Transition Zone - woodland, Zambezian forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    English
    Monkey thorn

    Other Data

    Senegalia galpinii (Burtt Davy) Seigler & Ebinger appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Trapnell, C.G. [7857], Zambia Acacia galpinii K000318056
    Galpin, E.E. [483 m], South Africa Acacia galpinii K000244378 Unknown type material
    Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS2229], Zambia Acacia galpinii K000318055

    Bibliography

    First published in Phytologia 92: 93 (2010)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/