Acacia grandicornuta Gerstner

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Acacia grandicornuta

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Bazaruto Island

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Synonyms: Vachellia grandicornuta (Gerstner) Seigler & Ebinger
Common names: Horned thorn (English)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: grandicornuta: large-horned (referring to the swollen thorns)
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Botswana distribution: SE
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 104 - 105.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 194. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 214.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

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.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Acacia grandicornuta
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acacia grandicornuta
African Plant Database: Acacia grandicornuta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acacia grandicornuta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia grandicornuta
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iNaturalist: Acacia grandicornuta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia grandicornuta
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia grandicornuta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia grandicornuta
Plants of the World Online: Acacia grandicornuta
Tropicos: Acacia grandicornuta
Wikipedia: Acacia grandicornuta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Acacia grandicornuta., retrieved 26 September 2023

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