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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia kraussiana (Meisn. ex Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal, N. Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1-12 m. high, often climbing; young branchlets puberulous and inconspicuously glandular, or rarely pubescent, turning grey-brown.
    Prickles
    Prickles scattered on the stems, petioles and rhachides, ± deflexed, short, less than 2 mm. long, arising from longitudinal bands along the stem which are concolorous with the intervening lenticellate bands.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole (1·4)1·7-3·5 cm. long: pinnae 3-6 pairs, 2-8 cm. long, leaflets 5-15 pairs, (5)9-23 x 2-8 mm., elliptic-oblong to obovate, glabrous or nearly so, rarely ± puberulous or pubescent on the surface; midrib excentric particularly towards the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in paniculately arranged heads 8-13 mm. in diam.
    Stipules
    Stipules at the base of the peduncles small, c. 1 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at the base.
    Calyx
    Calyx eglandular outside.
    Fruits
    Pods brown, slowly dehiscent, 6·5-16 x 1·4-2·5 cm., linear-oblong, subcoriaceous, flat, margins not strongly thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish or chestnut-brown, 6-9 x 4·5-6 mm., ellipsoid, somewhat compressed; areole 4-7 x 2·5-4 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone; forest, Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone; bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Shrub
    Vernacular
    Katra-ala

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mozambique

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia kraussiana (Meisn. ex Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Harvey [s.n.], South Africa Acacia kraussiana K000244367
    Krauss [198], South Africa Acacia kraussiana K000244365 Unknown type material
    Krauss [198], South Africa Acacia kraussiana K000244366 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. 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