Acacia rehmanniana Schinz

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Acacia rehmanniana

Road to Kabansa Wildlife Camp; Jun 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Vachellia rehmanniana (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names:
Frequency: Local occasional
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree up to 8 m tall. Bark conspicuously powdery orange-red, particularly on the branches. Thorns in pairs at the nodes, straight, c. 5 cm long, white, often with a reddish tip. Leaves with 15-44 pairs of pinnae, each with 20-40 pairs of very small leaflets, greyish-green, finely velvety; petiole with a gland just below the bottom pair of pinnae. Flowers in series of axillary spherical heads on the new growth, white, often appearing as terminal inflorescences. Pods flat, straight, up to 18 × 2.3 cm, hairless, dehiscent.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes: The locality of Michelmore 401 has not been identified; the identity of Bingham 10653 requires confirmation with fertile material.
Derivation of specific name: rehmanniana: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: High altitude munga woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Sunday 15 September 2013

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Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 52 - 53. (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 60.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 14.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

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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 rehmanniana., retrieved 5 March 2024

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