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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia hereroensis (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A shrub or tree 1-10 m. high, not climbing; young branchlets densely short- to long-pubescent and with many red-brown glands.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below the nodes, ± downwardly hooked, up to 5(7) mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 3-13 mm. long; rhachis 2·5-5 cm. long, unarmed or rarely sparsely prickly; gland on petiole 0·5-1 mm. long, sometimes absent; glands also between top 1-5(7) pairs of pinnae; pinnae 8-20 pairs; leaflets 15-32 pairs, 1-4 x 0·25-1 mm., pubescent on the margins and lower surface or near the margins only, obtuse to rounded at the apex, with midrib and lateral nerves invisible or obscure beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers white to cream, sessile, in spikes 3-7 cm. long on peduncles 0·5-2·5 cm. long; axis densely pubescent, also glandular.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2-2·75 mm. long, densely short-pubescent outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2·5-3·5 mm. long, appressed-pubescent on the outside of the lobes.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 7-7·5 mm. long; anthers 0·15 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods brown, dehiscent, 5(6)-14 x (1)1·4-2·3 cm., ± densely pubescent and with ± numerous brown glands, linear-oblong, straight, ± acuminate to acute at the base and apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 7-8·5 x 5-8·5 mm., flattened; central areole small, 1-1·5 x 1·5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; wooded grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia hereroensis (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 19, 1971 Melle, H.A. [26514], South Africa Acacia hereroensis K000244380
    Nov 19, 1971 Melle, H.A. [s.n.], South Africa Acacia hereroensis K000244381 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. 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