Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada

Acacia hebeclada subsp hebeclada

Upright pods

Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada
Location: Next to B4 near Seeheim (2617DA)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Trassiebos, Trassiedoring, Transiebos, Kersdoringboom
English common name(s): Candle thorn, Candle-pod acacia, Candle acacia
Synonym(s): Acacia hebeclada DC. var. stolonifera (Burch.) Dinter
Acacia stolonifera Burch.
Status: Native
Description: A. hebeclada subsp. hebeclada occurs either as a low spreading shrub branching near ground level or with stems arising from a subterranean stolon, or as a tree. Plants often form large dense impenetrable thickets several metres in diameter. In the Kalahari these thickets are frequently utilized by the large carnivores for shelter during the heat of the day. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)

Usually a shrub, branching near ground level, often forming thickets. Bark dark grey, fissured, flaking; young branches densely greyish hairy. Spines paired, slightly curved when shorter or straight with some up to 6 cm long. Leaves bipinnate, up to 5 cm long, often densely pubescent, with 5-9 pairs of pinnae with numerous small leaflets. Flowers in globose heads, clustered at the nodes, pale yellowish-white. Pods woody, held upright, usually up to 9 cm long and up to 2.5 cm wide. (from Flora of Botswana 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: 20 Feb 2018
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: EOS 7D
Lens aperture: f/9.0
Shutter speed: 1/4000 s
ISO speed: 1000
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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