nebrownii Burtt Davy
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Places where this species can be found :
- Diare (Tamale - Bolgatanga road) - NSBPGHANA
InterestUsed by the Tswana herbalists, mogotlho root is boiled in water and taken 3-4 times a day for veneral diseases Hedberg & Staugard (1989). Produces an edible gum (Wickens et al 1995).
Other NotesCommon names: Zimbabwe: water acacia (English), S. Africa: water thorn (English), Waterdoring (Afrikaans). Species characteristics: Often a multistemmed shrub or slender tree to 5 m tall, with smooth grey brown bark which is orange brown on the twigs and often shiny. This species is one of the glandular Acacia group and reddish glands can be found on the twigs and pods, and round golden yellow flowering heads. It is the only species that extends beyong the Limpopo basin, and is one of the most widely distributed glandular podded acacias. Generally occurs on floodplains and calcereous outcrops it will also be found on rocky karroo derived soils. It can form thickets in dry areas particularly along drainage lines. Distribution: Botswana (Chobe, Central, South East, Ngamiland, Ghanzi, Northern, South west, South western); South Africa (Transvaal, Zoutpansberg); Zimbabwe (Binga, Gwanda, Beitbridge, Hwange, Matobo); Namibia (Kaokoland, Grootfontein, Rehoboth, Maltahohe, Gobabis, Keetmanshoop, Auob river, Aroab, Bethanie). Specimen total: 93 Degree squares: 29 Collection years: 1897-1996 Phenology: Flowering period: Jan(1), Feb(1), Jun(2), Jul(1), Aug(9), Sep(5), Oct(2), Dec(1) Fruiting period: Feb(1), May(2), Jun(1), Aug(1), Sep(1), Oct(4), Nov(1), Dec(2) Altitude range: 300-1435m
CollectorFagg, C. W.