Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy

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Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Acacia galpinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Deka River, on road from Robins Camp to the Matetsi Safari Area gate, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Senegalia galpinii (Burtt Davy) Seigler & Ebinger
Common names: Monkey thorn (English)
Medium to large deciduous tree. Prickles in opposite pairs, short, broad and hooked. Flowers in long slender spikes, cream to pale yellow, the calyces showing red before the flowers open. The pods are long, up to 25cm, flat and hairless.
Derivation of specific name: galpinii: named for E.E. Galpin, South African naturalist and collector (1858 - 1941).
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 96 - 97. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 44.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 59.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 13.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Acacia galpinii., retrieved 21 July 2024

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