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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia condyloclada (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree to 2–11 m. high; bark white or yellow, peeling.
    Branches
    Young branchlets puberulous, going purplish and then blackish; internodes rather long, often ± enlarged towards apex.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles just below nodes, singly or in threes, 5–9 mm. long, slightly hooked or straight.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole glandular near base (gland 1.5–3 mm. in diameter); rhachis puberulous, eglandular; pinnae 3–4 pairs, 2–7.5 cm. long; leaflets 6–9 pairs, 9–20 mm. long, 3.5–9 mm. wide, obliquely oblong to slightly ovate or obovate, puberulous both sides, lateral nerves (except basal) obscure beneath, apex mostly rounded.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile; axis of spikes glabrous.
    Calyx
    Calyx about 2.5–2.75 mm, long, probably glabrous, when dry whitish with a purplish stripe up each lobe.
    Corolla
    Corolla glabrous and 5-lobed, about 3.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pods (? not fully mature) (Fig. 14/19, p. 52) grey- or purplish-brown, densely puberulous, oblong, straight, venose, rounded and apiculate at apex, 6–10.5 cm. long, 1.8–2.1 cm. wide.
    Habitat
    Acacia-Commiphora open scrub on steep limestone slopes; about 450 m.
    Distribution
    K1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia condyloclada (Chiov.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 12, 1957 Gillett, J.B. [13279], Kenya Acacia condyloclada K001097297
    Apr 26, 1956 Peck, E.F. [Y 102], Somalia Acacia condyloclada K000244185

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 508 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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