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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga ?.

[FZ]

Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

Habit
Shrub 1-3 m. high, sometimes sprawling and forming thickets; young branchlets slender, glabrous, purplish.
Stipules
Stipules not spinescent, subulate-triangular.
Prickles
Prickles mostly scattered and single along the stems, rather small, to c. 6 mm. long, slightly arcuate-recurved; occasionally a few prickles tending to be grouped irregularly in pairs near the nodes.
Leaves
Leaves: rhachis 0·5-4·5 cm. long, unarmed or sometimes armed; gland on petiole often absent, sometimes a small gland towards the apex; glands also between the top 1-4 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 2-10 pairs, short, up to 1·9 cm. long; leaflets 14-32 pairs, imbricate, 1-3 x 0·5-0·7(1) mm., glabrous, rounded to subacute at the apex; midrib and lateral nerves obscure or only slightly prominent.
Flowers
Flowers white to yellow, sessile, in spikes 1·5-4 cm. long on peduncles (0·7)1·5-2·5(3) cm. long; axis glandular, otherwise glabrous or almost so.
Calyx
Calyx 1·5-2·25 mm. long, glabrous.
Corolla
Corolla 2·5-3 mm. long, glabrous.
Stamens
Stamen-filaments 5-6 mm. long; anthers 0·15-0·2 mm. across, with a caducous gland.
Ovary
Ovary glabrous, shortly stipitate.
Fruits
Pods brown or purplish, dehiscent, 3-6·5 (excluding stipe) x 1-1·6 cm., glabrous except for a few small glands (and occasionally some puberulence) towards the base, oblong to linear-oblong, straight, rounded to acuminate at the apex, attenuate at the base into a slender stipe 0·5-1·5 cm. long; margins usually ± irregularly sinuate or constricted.
Seeds
Seeds 5-8 mm. in diam., flattened; central areole small, 1·5-2 x 0·75-1·25 mm.

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International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland
Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

Doubtfully present in:

Northern Provinces

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Senegalia chariessa (Milne-Redh.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Borle [13], Zimbabwe Acacia chariessa K000244300 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 507 (2013)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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