1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Vachellia Wight & Arn.
      1. Species: Vachellia tortilis (Forssk.) Galasso & Banfi
        1. Vachellia tortilis subsp. heteracantha (Burch.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Vachellia tortilis subsp. heteracantha (Burch.) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 517 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. 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

    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

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