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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia burkei (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; bushland and thicket., Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone; bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree 3-27 m. high with smooth or scaly greyish-yellow to brownish or almost black bark; young branchlets densely pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below the nodes, brown when young, then grey to blackish, up to 3-8 mm. long, strongly hooked downwards.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole (4)13-35 mm. long, with a small gland 0·5-0·8 mm. in diam. (rarely the gland placed between the lowest pair of pinnae); rhachis ± densely pubescent, eglandular or with a gland between the top pair of pinnae only; pinnae (1)3-13 pairs; leaflets variable in number, size and shape, (1)4-19 pairs, 1·2-20·2 x 0·3-13·1 mm., usually ± obovate but varying to oblong or sometimes ± elliptic, rounded to subacute or acute at the apex, usually markedly asymmetric at the base, varying from pubescent all over on both sides to bearded only on the midrib beneath near the base and with a few hairs on the margin: venation usually ± prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or almost so (pedicel to 0·25 mm. long), white, in spikes 3-6(14·6) cm. long on peduncles (0·5)1-3 cm. long, produced with the leaves; axis densely pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·7-2·5 mm. long, ± densely pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2-3 mm. long, glabrous or shortly pubescent on the outside of the lobes, 5-lobed.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 4·5-6 mm. long; anthers c. 0·15 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, on a stipe about half its length.
    Fruits
    Pods dehiscent, 4·1-16·9 x 0·9-2·4 cm., glabrous to hairy particularly near the margins base and apex, linear-oblong, straight, obscurely venose, purplish-brown, ± acuminate to mucronate at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 6-13 x 6-11 mm.; central areole 4-8 x 3-8 mm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    India

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia burkei (Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    South Africa Acacia burkei K000244395 Unknown type material
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa Acacia burkei K000244396 Unknown type material
    Burke [126], South Africa Acacia burkei K000244397 Unknown type material
    Yalala, A.M. [150], Botswana Acacia burkei K000489564
    Reyneke, J. [423], Botswana Acacia burkei K000489565

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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.
    • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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

    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