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  1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia fleckii (Schinz) Boatwr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small round-crowned tree 1·5-10 m. high; bark on trunk grey to cream, peeling in small flakes; young branchlets densely grey-pubescent with many small reddish glands intermixed, later becoming rather smooth (except for prickles), pale grey to grey-brown.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate, not spinescent.
    Prickles
    Prickles in pairs just below the nodes, often many and strong, brown to grey or blackish, strongly hooked, up to 8 mm. long, usually broad-based.
    Leaves
    Leaves: petiole 0·5-1(1·3) cm. long, with a gland 0·75-2 mm. long; rhachis pubescent, eglandular; pinnae 6-20 pairs; leaflets (9)12-30 pairs, 2-5 x 0·3-1(1·2) mm., linear-oblong, straight or almost so, ± ciliate on the margins and sometimes pubescent on the lower surface also; veins somewhat prominent at first, becoming obscure as the leaves age, apex not oblique, rounded to obtuse or sometimes subacute.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, sessile, in spikes 3-6·5 cm. long on peduncles 1-2 cm. long; axis densely short-pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2-3 mm. long, shortly pubescent or puberulous or sometimes subglabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3-4 mm. long, 5-lobed, glabrous to slightly puberulous on the outside of the lobes.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments 7-9 mm. long; anthers 0·2 mm. across, glandular at the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary puberulous, stipitate.
    Fruits
    Pods pale-brown to straw-coloured, dehiscent, 6-12·5 (including stipe) x 1·3-2(2·3) cm., sparsely pubescent to subglabrous, with numerous small reddish glands, linear-oblong, straight, finely reticulately and transversely venose, rounded to acute at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds 8-12 mm. in diam., subcircular; areole small, 1-4 x 1-2·5 mm.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    English
    Blade Thorn, Sandveld acacia

    Other Data

    Senegalia fleckii (Schinz) Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1996 Long, D.G. [525], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489567
    May 1, 1996 Henriques, C. [236], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307105
    Mar 8, 1972 Baum, H. [438], Angola Acacia fleckii K000244304 isotype
    Nov 1, 1965 de Menezes, Azancot [638], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307108
    Nov 1, 1965 de Menezes, Azancot [914], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307114
    Nov 1, 1965 de Menezes, Azancot [1030], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307116
    Dec 30, 1955 Lugard, E.J. [93], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489570
    Dec 30, 1955 Pole-Evans, I.B. [3316], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489572
    de Winter, B. [7397], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489571
    Richards, H.M. [14761], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489568
    Swynnerton, C.F.M. [4035], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489569
    Smith, P.P. [33], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489574
    Hansen, O.J. [3264], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489573
    Harris, T. [777], Angola Acacia fleckii K000556854
    Terry, J. [218], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489566
    Terry, J. [75], Botswana Acacia fleckii K000489575
    de Menezes, Azancot [1326], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307109
    de Menezes, Azancot [1437], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307107
    de Menezes, Azancot [1545], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307106
    Cole, M.M. [7579], Botswana Acacia fleckii K001307113
    de Sousa, J.A. [77], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307115
    de Sousa, J.A. [95], Angola Acacia fleckii K001307117

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 293 (2015)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/