Acacia eriocarpa Brenan

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Acacia eriocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Acacia eriocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Senegalia eriocarpa (Brenan) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names:
Rather straggly shrub or small, multi-stemmed tree. Young branchlets densely yellowish-grey velvety. Hooked prickles scattered along the branches and the leaf rhachis. Leaves with 4-7 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 4-15 pairs per pinna, oblong-elliptic, up to 18 × 9 mm, green-green, finely hairy; petiole with a gland near the base. Flowers in short axillary spikes, creamy-white. Pods often in clusters, yellow-brown, densely hairy, 6-12 cm, dehiscent.
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Derivation of specific name: eriocarpa: with woolly fruits
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Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Saturday 11 February 2017

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 66 - 67.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 202. (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.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia eriocarpa
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acacia eriocarpa., retrieved 16 June 2024

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