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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia hecatophylla (Steud. ex A.Rich.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to DR Congo.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian wooded grassland, Sudanian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 4.5–7.5 m. high; bark grey, longitudinally fissured.
    Branches
    Young branchlets tomentellous to puberulous, glabrescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles few, or absent on some shoots, in pairs just below a node (sometimes extra prickles, up to 5 in all, present below nodes), brown to purplish, spreading or hooked, 3–6 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole glandular; rhachis puberulous to glabrescent, glandular between the top 1–4 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 3–20 pairs (some leaves always with 12 or more); leaflets 13–40(–50) pairs, 4–12 mm. long, 1.25–2.5(–3.5) mm. wide, obliquely oblong, pale beneath, glabrous except at base or sparsely pubescent on margins, lateral nerves somewhat prominent beneath, apex rounded.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, sessile in spikes 5–12.5 cm. long on peduncles 1–3 cm. long; axis tomentellous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–2.7 mm. long, 5-lobed, densely pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2.75–3.5 mm. long, 5-lobed.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 4–6 mm. long; anthers 0.15 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stipe very short.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 14/11, p. 52) brown, dehiscent, glabrous or nearly so, oblong, straight, somewhat glossy and venose, thickly coriaceous or almost woody, rounded to subacute at apex, 6–15 cm. long, 1.7–2.7 cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds subcircular-lenticular, 10–12 mm. diam.; central areole medium, 3 mm. long, 4 mm. wide.
    Habitat
    Scattered-tree grassland; “solitary or in twos and threes on stony hillsides, never gregarious” (I.T.U., ed. 2: 210); 600–1370 m.
    Distribution
    U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia hecatophylla (Steud. ex A.Rich.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1982 Friis, I. [1093], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627135
    Jan 1, 1980 Myers, J.G. [7098], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627131
    Jan 1, 1980 Myers, J.G. [7098], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627132
    Jan 1, 1980 Myers, J.G. [8395], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627133
    Jan 1, 1980 Myers, J.G. [8395], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627134
    Aug 1, 1960 s.coll. [1332], Congo, DRC Acacia hecatophylla K000627125
    Feb 1, 1955 Greenway, P.J. [7233], Uganda Acacia hecatophylla K000627121
    Jun 26, 1930 Sawood [1], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627129
    Jun 26, 1930 Alymer, G.P.V. [27], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627136
    Eggeling, W.J. [1235], Uganda Acacia hecatophylla K000627123
    Myers, J.G. [9478], Sudan Acacia hecatophylla K000627130
    Schweinfurth, G. [254], Eritrea Acacia hecatophylla K000627128
    Friis, I. [7777], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K000627124
    Friis, I. [6769], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K000627126
    Friis, I. [13479], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K001259662
    Thulin, M. [4010], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K000627127
    Schimper [884], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K000244204 Unknown type material
    Schimper [884], Ethiopia Acacia hecatophylla K000244205 Unknown type material
    Lye, K.A. [2127], Uganda Acacia hecatophylla K000627122
    Hancock, G.L.R. [746], Uganda Acacia hecatophylla K000627120

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, 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