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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Sahara to Kenya, Sinai to Arabian Peninsula.
Vachellia tortilis subsp. raddiana

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree
Morphology General Spines
Stipular spines in pairs, some short, hooked and up to 5 mm long, mixed with other straight slender ones up to 10 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: leaflets 0.5–4(–6) x 0.5–1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish, in heads; peduncles with the involucel in the lower half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 1.5–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods glabrous, indehiscent or very slowly dehiscent, 0.6–1(–1.3) cm wide, longitudinally veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed.
Distribution
S2, 3 the Sahel zone from Sudan to Senegal.
Ecology
Altitude range 50–100 m.
Vernacular
Qurac (Somali)

[FWTA]

Mimosaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Tree to 30 ft. high, with rounded or irregular crown
Morphology Bole
Bole and branchlets reddish-brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.

Native to:

Algeria, Burkina, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Introduced into:

India, Madagascar, Pakistan

Vachellia tortilis subsp. raddiana (Savi) Kyal. & Boatwr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ghazanfar, S.A. [4180], United Arab Emirates Acacia raddiana K001307090

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) (1989). Med-checklist 4: 1-458. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Milgahid, A.M. (1989). Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3, 2: 1-282. University Libraries, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin, A. S. Hassan & B. T. Styles [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Kew Bull. 12: 87 (1957).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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