1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Senegalia Raf.
      1. Senegalia brevispica (Harms) Seigler & Ebinger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to Ethiopia and S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1–7 m. high, often semi-scandent and forming coppice.
    Branches
    Young branchlets densely pubescent or puberulous and with many minute reddish glands.
    Prickles
    Prickles scattered, recurved or spreading, arising from longitudinal bands along the stem which are usually paler than the intervening lenticellate bands.
    Leaves
    Leaves:petiole 0.4–1.3(–1.5) cm. long; pinnae 6–18 pairs, mostly 1–4 cm. long, straight or slightly curved; leaflets numerous, linear or linear-oblong, midrib nearer one margin at base.
    Flowers
    Flowers white or yellowish-white, in heads 10–15 mm. in diameter, racemosely arranged, or aggregated into a rather irregular terminal panicle up to about 15(–30) cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules at base of peduncles small, 0.75–1(–2) mm. wide, inconspicuous, soon caducous, not subcordate at base.
    Calyx
    Calyx eglandular outside, puberulous or glabrous.
    Fruits
    Pods (Fig. 15/22, p. 66) subcoriaceous, oblong, 6–15 cm. long, (1.2–) 1.5–3.3 cm. wide, glabrous or puberulous, with many minute reddish glands.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, smooth, elliptic, compressed, 6–13 mm. long, 6–7 mm. wide; areole 3–9 mm. long, 2–3 mm. wide.
    Habitat
    Bushland, thickets, scrub; 170–1830 m.
    Distribution
    apparently also in Portuguese East Africa, Natal and Cape Province (Pondoland) K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; bushland and thicket, Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Senegalia brevispica (Harms) Seigler & Ebinger appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 28, 2010 Tabuti, J.R.S. [211], Uganda Acacia brevispica K000654709
    Jan 1, 1991 Watt, Victoria [M120-C190], Mauritania Acacia brevispica K001041017
    Friis, I. [13883], Ethiopia Acacia brevispica K001259657
    Friis, I. [13676], Ethiopia Acacia brevispica K001259659

    First published in Phytologia 92: 93 (2010)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0