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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia chariessa (Milne-Redh.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga ?.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1-3 m. high, sometimes sprawling and forming thickets; young branchlets slender, glabrous, purplish.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent, subulate-triangular.
    Prickles
    Prickles mostly scattered and single along the stems, rather small, to c. 6 mm. long, slightly arcuate-recurved; occasionally a few prickles tending to be grouped irregularly in pairs near the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves: rhachis 0·5-4·5 cm. long, unarmed or sometimes armed; gland on petiole often absent, sometimes a small gland towards the apex; glands also between the top 1-4 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 2-10 pairs, short, up to 1·9 cm. long; leaflets 14-32 pairs, imbricate, 1-3 x 0·5-0·7(1) mm., glabrous, rounded to subacute at the apex; midrib and lateral nerves obscure or only slightly prominent.
    Flowers
    Flowers white to yellow, sessile, in spikes 1·5-4 cm. long on peduncles (0·7)1·5-2·5(3) cm. long; axis glandular, otherwise glabrous or almost so.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·5-2·25 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2·5-3 mm. long, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 5-6 mm. long; anthers 0·15-0·2 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods brown or purplish, dehiscent, 3-6·5 (excluding stipe) x 1-1·6 cm., glabrous except for a few small glands (and occasionally some puberulence) towards the base, oblong to linear-oblong, straight, rounded to acuminate at the apex, attenuate at the base into a slender stipe 0·5-1·5 cm. long; margins usually ± irregularly sinuate or constricted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5-8 mm. in diam., flattened; central areole small, 1·5-2 x 0·75-1·25 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Northern Provinces

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia chariessa (Milne-Redh.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Borle [13], Zimbabwe Acacia chariessa K000244300 Unknown type material

    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

    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