Acacia sieberiana DC.
var. sieberiana

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Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: False paperbark thorn (English) N'ghunga (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Bark grey, rough on the older trunk, peeling off the branches to reveal a yellowish layer underneath. Thorns paired at the nodes, straight, often very long (up to 15 cm). Leaves compound, large with 8-20 pairs of pinnae; leaflets pale green or yellowish-green. Flowers in axillary, globose heads, creamy-white. Pods large, thick and woody, sometimes splitting long after they have fallen and dried.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sieberiana: after botanist FW Sieber (1789 - 1844)
Habitat: Occurring on floodplains and along rivers, occasionally in miombo woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Ethiopia and southwards Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and northern Botswana.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Axiocerses tjoane tjoane (Food plant)
Anthene amarah amarah (Food plant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Friday 27 August 2010
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 107 - 108.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 2.

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Flora of Malawi: Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana
Flora of Zambia: Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acacia sieberiana
African Plant Database: Acacia sieberiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia sieberiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acacia sieberiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia sieberiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acacia sieberiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia sieberiana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Acacia sieberiana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Acacia sieberiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia sieberiana
Ispot Southern Africa: Acacia sieberiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia sieberiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia sieberiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia sieberiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Acacia sieberiana
Tropicos: Acacia sieberiana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Acacia sieberiana var. sieberiana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180570, retrieved 23 November 2017

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