Vachellia reficiens (Wawra & Peyr.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 516 (2013)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Ethiopia to Namibia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/144274527/149056372

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bush 1–5(–6) m. high, obconical, branching from base.
Morphology Branches
Young branchlets shortly puberulous to pulverulent, as are the leaf-rhachides and peduncles; older branchlets glabrescent, grey to brown, often rather slender and almost straight.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules spinescent, all short, hooked, 2–6 mm. long, coloured like the twigs; “ant-galls” and other prickles absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:rhachis short, 0.3–1.2 cm. long; pinnae 1–3 pairs (at least in our area); leaflets 5–11 pairs per pinna, 2–4.5 mm. long, 0.5–1.25 mm. wide, glabrous or slightly puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish, in small axillary heads; involucre on peduncle basal or in lower third.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods straight, linear-oblong, dehiscent, 3–6.5 cm. long, attenuate at base, acuminate to obtuse at apex, brown or deep purplish, marked with fine mostly longitudinal veins and ± pulverulent to glabrous or nearly so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds longitudinal in the pod, pale olive-brown, smooth, mostly elliptic, compressed, 5–7.5 mm. long, 4–5 mm. wide; areole 4–4.5 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide.
[FTEA]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Karroo-Namib shrubland, Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; wooded grassland., Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
[ILDIS]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1–6 m high, obconical, branching from base, or sometimes a tree with a distinct trunk; young branchlets grey to brown, shortly puberulous
Morphology General Spines
Stipular spines (in Somalia) all short, hooked, up to 6 mm long
Morphology Leaves
Pinnae 1–3 pairs; leaflets 5–11 pairs, 2–4.5 x 0.5–1.25 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish, in heads; involucel basal or in lower third of peduncle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods straight, dehiscent, 3–6.5(–8.8) x 0.6–1.2 cm, brown or deep purplish, finely longitudinally veined, ± puberulous to glabrous or nearly so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds mostly elliptic, compressed, 5–7.5 x 4–5 mm; areole 4–4.5 x 2.5–3 mm.
[FSOM]

Sources

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    • Flora of Somalia
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    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0