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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia goetzei (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree 3-20 m. high, with rounded crown and rough grey or brown bark; young branchlets glabrous to pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below the nodes, pale then dark-brown or grey, up to 7 mm. long, hooked downwards.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 1·3-5 cm. long, with or rarely without a small gland; rhachis glabrous to pubescent, usually glandular between the top 1-3(5) pairs of pinnae (and sometimes the basal pair as well); pinnae 3-10 pairs; leaflets (2)5-20(25) pairs, (2)3-17(25) x (0·75)1-7(14) mm., rounded to mucronate or subacute at the apex, usually distinctly asymmetric at the base, glabrous to pubescent; venation somewhat prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or nearly so, white or slightly yellowish, in spikes (2)3-12 cm. long on 0·4-4·5 cm. long peduncles, produced with the leaves; axis glabrous to pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·5-2·75 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2-3·75 mm. long, 5-lobed, glabrous, exceeding the calyx.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 4·5-6 mm. long; anthers 0·2-0·25 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, very shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods dehiscent, (5)8-18 x (1·8)2-3·5 cm., glabrous or nearly so, oblong or irregularly constricted, straight or nearly so, venose, red- to purplish-brown, acuminate or apiculate at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 8-11 x 8-10 mm., subcircular-lenticular; central areole medium, 4·5-6 x 2·5-4 mm.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 4–20 m. high, with rounded crown and rough, grey or brown bark.
    Branches
    Young branchlets glabrous to pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below nodes, pale then dark brown or grey, hooked downwards, up to 7 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole with or rarely without a small gland; rhachis glabrous to pubescent, usually glandular between the top 1–3(–5) pairs of pinnae (and sometimes the basal pair as well); pinnae 3–10 pairs; leaflets (2–)5–20(–23) pairs, (2–)3–17(–20) mm. long, (0.75–)1–7(–12.5) mm. wide, rounded to mucronate or subacute at apex, glabrous to pubescent, venation somewhat prominent beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or nearly so, white or slightly yellowish, in spikes (2–)3–12 cm. long on 0.4–4.5 cm. long peduncles, produced with the leaves; axis glabrous to pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx glabrous, 1.5–2.75 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2–3.75 mm. long, glabrous, 5-lobed, exceeding the calyx.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 4.5–6 mm. long, free; anthers 0.2–0.25 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, very shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 14/16, p. 52) dehiscent, glabrous or nearly so, oblong or irregularly constricted, straight or nearly so, venose, red- to purplish-brown, acuminate or apiculate at apex, (5–)8–17 cm. long, (1.8–)2–3.3 cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds subcircular-lenticular, 9–10 mm. long, 8–9 mm. wide; central areole medium, 5–6 × 4 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai wooded grasslands., Somalia-Masai woodland, Zambezian woodland, Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia goetzei (Harms) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The 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

    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