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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia montigena (Brenan & Exell) Kyal. & Boatwr.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub to 30 m. high; young branchlets ± densely pubescent with fulvous hairs and many red-purple glands mixed, dark-brown, later going blackish.
    Prickles
    Prickles deflexed, scattered, arising from longitudinal bands usually darker than the intervening ones.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 1·5-3·5 cm. long; pinnae 7-19 pairs, 3-4·5(5·5) cm. long; leaflets 0·5-1·25 mm. wide, linear-oblong, glabrous or margins sparsely and inconspicuously ciliolate; midrib nearer one margin at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers cream or white, in heads 10-15 mm. in diam. usually in pyramidal panicles.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 1-1·5 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at the base.
    Calyx
    Calyx puberulous and eglandular outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla puberulous outside.
    Fruits
    Pods dark-brown, dehiscent, 8-18 x 3-4·5 cm., subcoriaceous, oblong, with margins 1-1·5 mm. wide and not very thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown or black, 9-12 x 6-7 mm., smooth, elliptic, compressed; areole small, 5-7 x 2·5-3·5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub to 30 m. high.
    Branches
    Young branchlets ± densely pubescent with fulvous hairs and many red-purple glands mixed, dark brown, later going blackish.
    Prickles
    Prickles deflexed, scattered, arising from longitudinal bands usually darker than the intervening ones.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole 1.5–3.5 cm. long; pinnae 7–19 pairs, 3–4.5(–5.5) cm. long; leaflets linear-oblong, 0.5–1.25 mm. wide, glabrous or margins sparsely and inconspicuously ciliolate, midrib nearer one margin at base.
    Flowers
    Flowers cream or white, in heads 10–15 mm. in diameter usually in pyramidal panicles.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 1–1.5 mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at base.
    Calyx
    Calyx puberulous and eglandular outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla puberulous outside.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 15/26, p. 66) subcoriaceous, oblong, dark brown, dehiscent, 8–18 cm. long and 3–4.5 cm. wide, with margins 1–1.5 mm. wide and not very thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown or black, smooth, elliptic, compressed, 9–12 mm. long, 6–7 mm. wide; areole small, 5–7 mm. long and 2.5–3.5 mm. wide.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest; 1000–2130 m.
    Distribution
    K5 T3 T5 T6 U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia montigena (Brenan & Exell) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 509 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • 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

    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