Acacia hockii De Wild.

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Acacia hockii

Shrub in tall grass, former woodland;
12 km west of Ikelenge; Apr 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hockii

South Luangwa NP
May 2004
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hockii

South Luangwa NP
May 2004
Photo: Mike Bingham

Acacia hockii

Katanga Province, DRC;
May 2005
Photo: Jos Stevens

Acacia hockii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Apr 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Acacia hockii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Mar 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Acacia seyal var. multijuga Schweinf. ex Baker f.
Common names: Kansanyiña (Lunda)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubs or small trees; bark peeling in papery layers; young twigs puberulous. Spines stipular, short, straight. Leaves with (1)2-11 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 9-29 pairs. Flowers bright yellow in axillary pedunculate heads borne on the current growth.
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes: An inconspicuous species when not in flower.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Wooded grassland and scrub
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Guinea and South Sudan to Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Mc
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2016
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 86 - 87.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 189. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Acacia hockii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186030, retrieved 16 October 2019

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