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Places where this species can be found :
- Mole National Park - NSBPGHANA
InterestPods and leaves reputed to be edible (Wickens et al. 1995).
Other NotesCommon names: Kenya: Osatari (Orma); Somalia: Jalefan (Somali), Jalefon (Somali); Ethiopia: qtri (Tigray). Species characteristics : Shrub up to 4 m high, young branches grey to greyish brown and large round papery pods. Has prickles in threes, and so belongs to the Acacia senegal complex. It is readily distinguished from the others by having a curved prickle at or near the end of the rachillae (on which the leaflet pairs are borne). Occurs in Acacia Commiphora bushland on sandy and rocky alluvium over limestone or gypsum. Distribution: Ethiopia (Harerge); Kenya (Coast, Garissa, Taita, Meru); Saudi Arabia ; Somalia (Hiiraan, Galguduud, Mudug, Nugaal, Bari); Yemen . Specimen total: 61 Degree squares: 27 Collection years: 1885-1991 Phenology : Flowering period: Mar(1), Apr(1), May(5), Jun(1), Aug(1), Sep(4), Oct(3), Nov(3); Fruiting period: Jan(1), Feb(1), Mar(2), May(5), Jun(5), Aug(1), Sep(5), Oct(4), Nov(5) Altitude range: 50- (50-400) -1158m
CollectorFagg, C. W.