Acacia hereroensis Engl.

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Acacia hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Avis Dam, Windhoek, Namibia.

Acacia hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Avis Dam, Windhoek, Namibia.

Acacia hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Avis Dam, Windhoek, Namibia.

Acacia hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Avis Dam, Windhoek, Namibia.

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Synonyms: Senegalia hereroensis (Engl.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
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Status: Native
Shrub or small tree to 5 m. Prickles paired, sometimes ± scattered. Branchlets purplish-brown and pubescent with red-brown glands. Leaves: petiole up to 1.3 cm long with a conspicuous stalked gland; lamina with 10-14 pairs of pinnae; leaflets 1-4 mm long, pubescent. Flowers in short spikes, cream-coloured. Pods dehiscent, conspicuously densely pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people.
Habitat: Dry rocky woodland.
Flowering time:Nov-Jan
Worldwide distribution: Namibia, SE Botswana, western Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content last updated: Monday 4 March 2024

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 73.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

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 74 - 75. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

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

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