Acacia torrei Brenan

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Acacia torrei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukombeze River, northern Park boundary, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia torrei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukombeze River, northern Park boundary, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia torrei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukombeze River, northern Park boundary, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia torrei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukombeze River, northern Park boundary, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia torrei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukombeze River, northern Park boundary, Gorongosa National Park

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub up to c. 2 m tall. Young branches covered in dark pustular glands. Spines in pairs at the nodes, up to 5 cm long, straight. Leaves compound with 7-13 (-20) pairs of pinnae and 6-15 pairs of leaflets per pinna. Gland present at the junction of the top 1-2 pinnae pairs, often also on the petiole and scattered dark glands on the rhachis. Flowers in spherical heads, golden yellow. Pods distinctively curved almost full circle, irregularly constricted between the seeds, covered in dark pustular glands and hairs, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: torrei: named for A.R. Torre, collector of the type specimen.
Habitat: On alluvial soils in wet grassland or scrub, often forming large stands.
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Worldwide distribution: Restricted to Central Mozambique in the Urema and Zangue basins, in and to the north of the Gorongosa NP.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: End
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Content last updated: Monday 19 December 2011
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External websites:

African Plant Database: Acacia torrei
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia torrei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acacia torrei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia torrei
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acacia torrei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia torrei
Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia torrei
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia torrei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia torrei
Tropicos: Acacia torrei
West African Plants database: Acacia torrei


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Acacia torrei.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170700, retrieved 21 October 2014

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