Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Faidherbia albida (Delile) A.Chev.

Faidherbia albida


Family: Fabaceae
Full name: Faidherbia albida (Delile) A.Chev.
Location: C14 Kuiseb pass (2315BD)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Anaboom, Anas
English common name(s): Ana tree, White thorn, Winter thorn
Synonym(s): Acacia albida Delile
Acacia mossambicensis Bolle
Faidherbia albida (Delile) A.Chev. var. glabra Nongon.
Faidherbia albida (Delile) A.Chev. var. pseudoglabra Nongon.
Status: Native
Description: Large deciduous tree. Bark greenish-grey; young branches, whitish, zig-zagging between the nodes. Thorns straight, up to 2 cm long, paired at the nodes. Leaves with 3-10 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 6-23 pairs per pinna, grey-green; rhachis with glands between each pair of pinnae, no gland on the petiole. Flowers in axillary spikes up to 14 cm, creamy-white. Pods reddish-brown to orange when ripe, characteristically curled and twisted like an apple-peel, indehiscent.
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: 13 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/400 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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