Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.

First published in Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 271 (1834)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar. Malesia to N. Australia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Bangladesh, Comoros, Cuba, Egypt, Florida, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Queensland, Réunion, Thailand, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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Flora of Somalia

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Flora of Tropical East Africa

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International Legume Database and Information Service

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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 16, 2008 Crawford, F. [27] Namibia K000450407 No
Jan 1, 1983 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8547] Cameroon K000092983 Yes
Mar 1, 1968 Corby, H.D.L. [1622] Zimbabwe K000317854 Yes
May 1, 1964 Robertson; Elffers [86] Botswana K000317847 Yes
May 1, 1964 Lace, J.H. [4881] Burma K000791051 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Landsmith, C. [65] Zambia K000317849 Yes
May 1, 1964 illegible [2390] Mozambique K000317848 Yes
May 1, 1964 Yalala, A.M. [131] Botswana K000317846 Yes
May 1, 1964 Lugard, E.J. [27] Botswana K000317841 Type Yes
May 1, 1964 s.coll. [28863] Botswana K000489655 Yes
May 1, 1964 Rogers, F.A. [5507] Zimbabwe K000317853 Yes
May 1, 1964 Schimper [704] Ethiopia K000232248 Unknown Type Material Yes
May 1, 1964 Mann [795] Sierra Leone K000232250 Unknown Type Material Yes
May 1, 1964 Disney, H.J., de S. [57/1] Tanzania K000232242 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Disney, H.J., de S. [57/1] Tanzania K000232243 Type Yes
May 1, 1964 Bally, P.R.O. [9506] Somalia K000232246 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Robinson, E.A. [252] Zambia K000317921 Yes
May 1, 1964 Lugard, E.J. [78] Botswana K000317843 Type Yes
May 1, 1964 Pope, G.V.; Biegel, H.; Russel, E. [856] Botswana K000489656 Yes
May 1, 1964 d'Orey, J. [203] Guinea-Bissau K000232251 Type Yes
May 1, 1964 Burke; Zeyher [s.n.] South Africa K000232233 Unknown Type Material Yes
May 1, 1964 Brass, J. [17913] Malawi K000232238 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Methuen [277] Zimbabwe K000317850 Yes
May 1, 1964 Gomes, A; Sousa [3466] Mozambique K000232240 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Schimper [1121] Ethiopia K000232247 Unknown Type Material Yes
May 1, 1964 Rogers, F.A. [5507] Zimbabwe K000317852 Yes
May 1, 1964 illegible [547] Angola K000317855 Yes
May 1, 1964 Tanna, R. [2550] Tanzania K000232245 Holotype Yes
May 1, 1964 Myres, R.J. [148] Zimbabwe K000317851 Yes
May 1, 1964 Lugard, A.J.; Lugard, E.J. [42] Botswana K000317856 Type Yes
May 1, 1964 Robinson, E.A. [252] Zambia K000317922 Yes
May 1, 1964 Story, R. [4944] Botswana K000489654 Yes
May 1, 1964 Barbosa, L.A.G.; de Lemos, F. [8149] Mozambique K000232239 Holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [4778] Angola K001276580 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [s.n.] Angola K001276581 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Welwitsch [1797] Angola K000232241 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Moldenke, H.N. [304] United States K001088217 No
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [4772] Angola K001276576 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Moldenke, H.N. [304] United States K001088218 No
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [160] Angola K001276578 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [27] Angola K001276774 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [s.n.] Angola K001276577 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Gossweiler, J. [9381] Angola K001276579 Yes
Jan 1, 1964 Forbes [s.n.] Mozambique K000232236 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Buchanan, J. [195] Malawi K000232237 Type Yes
Smith, P.A. [2536] Botswana K000489659 Yes
Haswell, D.R. [67] Sierra Leone K:SPC-26332.002 No
Williams, D.T. [60] Botswana K000489658 Yes
Thompson, M.F. [1660] Botswana K000489652 Yes
Yalala, A.M. [149] Botswana K000317845 Yes
Smith, P.A. [2536] Botswana K000489660 Yes
Rügheimer, S.; Klaassen, E.S.; Hochobes [2933] Namibia K001611468 Yes
illegible [s.n.] K000317920 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merrett, L.; Vollesen, K. [9812] Zambia K001567157 Yes
Owens, M. [40] Botswana K000318352 Yes
Jacobs, M. [4906] Indonesia K000791054 Holotype Yes
Terry, J.; Cook, F.E.M; Sydes, C.; Kalake, E. [164] Botswana K000317844 Yes
Allen, A. [334] Botswana K000489657 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5231] Burma Acacia cinerea K001120219 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] Acacia cinerea K001120220 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] Acacia cinerea K001120217 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] Acacia cinerea K001120216 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] Acacia cinerea K001120218 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] Acacia cinerea K001120215 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5231] India Acacia cinerea K001120214 Unknown Type Material Yes

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