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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia persiciflora (Pax) Kyal. & Boatwr.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 4.5–9(–15) m. high, sometimes flat-crowned; bark brownish-yellow, scaling off in vertical strips.
    Branches
    Young branchlets pubescent to puberulous.
    Stipules
    Stipules not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles few (often absent from branchlets), in pairs just below nodes, small, recurved, up to about 3 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole usually glandular (gland 0.3–0.5 mm. in diameter); rhachis pubescent, glandular between the top 1–5 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 4–8 pairs; leaflets 11–17 pairs, 3–5.5(–10) mm. long, 0.75–1.5(–2.5) mm. wide, oblong-linear, ciliate on margins or glabrous or nearly so, lateral nerves almost invisible beneath, apex obtuse to subacute.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile or subsessile, precocious, in spikes 1.5–3 cm. long on peduncles 0.3–1.3 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx cupular, 1–1.4 mm. long, red or purplish, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 2.5–3.5 mm. long, red or purplish, 5-lobed, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 6–8 mm. long, white; anthers 0.1–0.15 mm. across, glandular at apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous, shortly stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 14/10, p. 52) brown, dehiscent, straight or slightly curved, venose, with minute dark glands, otherwise sparsely puberulous to subglabrous, 6–15 cm. long, (1.4–) 1.6–2.5 cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds subcircular-lenticular, 7–8 mm. diam.; central areole small, 2 × 2 mm.
    Habitat
    Singly or gregariously in woodland and wooded grassland; 1220–2130 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K5 U1 U3 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Lake Victoria regional transition zone; woodland., Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Senegalia persiciflora (Pax) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    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