Acacia amythethophylla Steud. ex A. Rich.

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Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
In industrial site, Vumba rd near Mutare

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
In industrial site, Vumba rd near Mutare

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
In industrial site, Vumba rd near Mutare

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
In industrial site, Vumba rd near Mutare

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Rob Burrett
Penhalonga, E Zimbabwe

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

Acacia amythethophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Close to Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Acacia buchananii Harms
Acacia macrothyrsa Harms
Vachellia amythethophylla (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Common names: Large-leaved acacia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree to 7 m. Thorns in pairs at nodes, black, straight, short and inconspicuous. Leaves large (15-30 cm); pinnae 7-14 pairs. Inflorescence large, terminal, much-branched, composed of orange-yellow spherical heads. Fruit flat, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: amythethophylla: from the Greek (amuthos - without words or countless, phyllon - leaf) and refers to the large number of leaflets.
Habitat: In open miombo woodland, often on poor, stony soils
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From West Africa eastwards to Sudan and Ethiopia, southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 85 - 86. as Acacia macrothyrsa

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 210.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 195. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 246 - 249. as Acacia macrothyrsa (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 214. as Acacia macrothyrsa

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 241. As Acacia macrothyrsa

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 48 - 49. (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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 13. as Acacia buchananii (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 32 - 33. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Acacia amythethophylla
Flora of Zambia: Acacia amythethophylla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acacia amythethophylla
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Acacia amythethophylla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acacia amythethophylla
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia amythethophylla
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia amythethophylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia amythethophylla
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Acacia amythethophylla
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Wikipedia: Acacia amythethophylla


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Acacia amythethophylla.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125770, retrieved 9 December 2019

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