Acacia hebeclada DC.
subsp. chobiensis (O. B. Mill.) A. Schreib.

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Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Shang'ombe; Apr 1990.
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Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Ngonye falls, above falls; Oct 2013.
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Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Shang'ombe; Jul 1997.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Shang'ombe; Jul 1997.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Shang'ombe; Apr 1990.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Shang'ombe; Apr 1990.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis

Mwandi, Matoya river; Nov 2003.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Acacia stolonifera Burch. var. chobiensis O.B.Mill.
Vachellia hebeclada (DC.) Kyal. & Boatwr. subsp. chobiensis (O.B.Mill.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Muhonzo (Lozi) Muunga (Lozi) Muunga (Tonga: Zambia)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
A low growing shrub at the high flood zone, or a small tree up to 7 m tall on higher ground of alluvial terraces. Spines stipular, paired, mostly recurved, or straight. Young twigs densely pubescent or tomentose. Pinnae 2-9(13) pairs. Pods held erect, inflated, dehiscing along one suture to allow the mature seeds to dangle.
Differs from subsp. hebeclada by its generally larger size, more dense pubescence, and the larger pods, 2.5-3 cm wide.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: Trees on channel banks can survive inundation for long periods. They flower after the recession of the annual flood.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: The sandy banks of the Zambezi and channels of the floodplains above the Victoria Falls, extending as far north as Mongu; also on alluvial sand plains on the west bank.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Botswana and the Caprivi (Namibia).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Friday 26 September 2014
Literature:

Bingham, M.G. (2000). Biodiversity of the Zambezi Basin wetlands. The Zambezi Society

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 149. (Includes a picture).

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 165.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 19.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 379. (Includes a picture).

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 98 - 99. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 54. As Acacia hebeclada

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 209.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 85. As Acacia hebeclada

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125970, retrieved 23 October 2019

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