Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth. subsp. detinens (Burch.) Brenan

Acacia mellifera subsp detinens


Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth. subsp. detinens (Burch.) Brenan
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Swarthaak, Hakiesbos, !Noi, Gnoibos, Nooibos, Beiraboom, Beira-boom, Blouhaak, Blouhaakdoring, Blou-haakdoring, Blouhaakdoringboom, Bruinhaakdoring, Bruin-haakdoring, Gnoibos, Haakdoring, Hakiesdoring, Heiraboom, Swarthaak-akasia, Swarthaakdoring, Wag-'n-bietjie, Wag-'n-bietjie-doring, Weerhaakdoring, Wynruithaakdoring, Wynruit-wag-'n-bietjie, Noebos
English common name(s): Black thorn, Black thorn acacia, Hook thorn, Wait-a-bit thorn, Beira, Noebush
Synonym(s): Acacia detinens Burch.
Acacia tenax Marloth
Status: Native
Description: Shrub or small tree. Young branches with distinct white lenticels; strongly hooked prickles in pairs at the nodes. Leaves c. 3 x 2 cm with 2-3 pairs of pinnae, each only with 1-2 pairs of leaflets; leaflets obovate, asymmetric, up to 2 x 1.5 cm, blue-green. Flowers in axillary clusters of subspherical or very shortly elongate heads, white, sweetly scented. Pod up to 9 x 2.5 cm, papery, straight, smooth, straw-coloured, dehiscent. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 22 Sep 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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