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Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada


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Acacia hebeclada subsp hebeclada

Image 1
Habit
14 Jun 2013

Acacia hebeclada subsp hebeclada

Image 2
Pods, leaves and thorns
14 Jun 2013



Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Acacia hebeclada DC. subsp. hebeclada
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)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  179887  203618 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 24 Aug 2015


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