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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia schweinfurthii (Brenan & Exell) Seigler & Ebinger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub to 12 m., or sprawling, or a small spreading tree.
    Branches
    Young branchlets puberulous and glandular, olive-green or pale brown, later olive-brown.
    Prickles
    Prickles deflexed, scattered, arising from brownish longitudinal bands darker than the intervening yellowish to grey ones.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole 2.6–5.5 cm. long, with a gibbous gland 1–1.8 mm. long and 0.5 mm. wide; pinnae 9–17 pairs, 3.5–7 cm. long; glands on rhachis between the top 1–3 pairs; leaflets numerous, linear or linear-oblong, 0.8–2 mm. wide, margins ciliolate with whitish appressed hairs, midrib nearer one margin at base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white or palest yellow, in heads 8–12 mm. in diameter in ± pyramidal panicles.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 0.3–1.2 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at base.
    Calyx
    Calyx eglandular outside.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 15/27, p. 66) coriaceous or subcoriaceous, oblong, ± transversely plicate and umbonate over the seeds, 9.5–17 cm. long, 1–2.9 cm. wide, margins not strongly thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish or dark brown, smooth, elliptic, 9–11 mm. long, 6.5–8 mm. wide; areole largish, 6–8 mm. long and 3–5 mm. wide.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub to 12 m., or sprawling, or a small spreading tree; young branchlets olive-green or pale-brown, later olive-brown, puberulous and glandular.
    Prickles
    Prickles deflexed, scattered, arising from brownish longitudinal bands darker than the intervening yellowish to grey ones.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole (1·5)2·6-6·5 cm. long, with a gibbous gland 1-2 x 0·5-1 mm.; pinnae 9-17 pairs, 3·5-7 cm. long; glands on rhachis between the top 1-3 pairs; leaflets numerous, (0·8)1-2(2·5) mm. wide, linear or linear-oblong, margins ciliolate with whitish appressed hairs; midrib nearer one margin at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white or palest yellow, in heads 8-12 mm. in diam. in ± pyramidal panicles.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 0·3-1·2 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at the base.
    Calyx
    Calyx eglandular outside.
    Fruits
    Pods 9·5-19 x 1-2·9 cm., coriaceous or subcoriaceous, oblong, ± transversely plicate and umbonate over the seeds, margins not strongly thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish or dark-brown, 9-11 x 6·5-8 mm., smooth, elliptic; areole largish, 6-8 x 3-5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia schweinfurthii (Brenan & Exell) Seigler & Ebinger appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Phytologia 92: 94 (2010)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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

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