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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia adenocalyx (Brenan & Exell) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Kenya to N. & Central Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Compact shrub or small tree 1-5 m. high, sometimes low and spreading, or even scandent; young branchlets puberulous and with very many minute brown glands.
    Prickles
    Prickles scattered, deflexed, arising from longitudinal bands along the wholly blackish-brown stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 0·5-1·2 cm. long; pinnae 10-23 pairs, 0·6-3·5 cm. long; leaflets very numerous and neat, 0·3-0·75 mm. wide, linear-oblong; midrib subcentral at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in heads 8-10 mm. in diam., often irregularly paniculate.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 0·3-0·5 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at the base.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes with many minute brown glands outside (use x 20 lens).
    Fruits
    Pods dehiscent, 6·5-15 x 1·6-3·6 cm., subcoriaceous or stiffly papery, oblong, puberulous or glabrous and with very many minute brown glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, 8-9 x 5·5-6 mm., smooth, elliptic, compressed; areole 5-6 x 2·5-3 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Compact shrub or small tree 1–4.5 m. high, sometimes low and spreading, or even scandent.
    Branches
    Young branchlets puberulous and with very many minute brown glands.
    Prickles
    Prickles scattered, deflexed, arising from longitudinal bands along the wholly blackish-brown stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole 0.5–1.2 cm. long; pinnae 10–19 pairs, 0.6–3.5 cm. long; leaflets very numerous and neat, linear-oblong, 0.3–0.75 mm. wide; midrib subcentral at base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in heads about 8–10 mm. in diameter, often irregularly paniculate.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 0.3–0.5 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at base.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes with many minute brown glands outside (use × 20 lens).
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 15/23, p. 66) subcoriaceous or stiffly papery, oblong, dehiscent, 6.5–14 cm. long, 1.6–3.6 cm. wide, puberulous or glabrous and with very many minute brown glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds black, smooth, elliptic, compressed, 8–9 mm. long, 5.5–6 mm. wide; areole 5–6 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide.
    Habitat
    Imperfectly known: said to grow in bush and secondary thickets and to be “very common in old native cultivations on sandy soils” ( Semsei 2930, see above); 45–450 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 T6 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia adenocalyx (Brenan & Exell) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 507 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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