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Places where this species can be found :
- Yapei (c. 30km SW Tamale) - NSBPGHANA
- Morago River Forest Reserve - NSBPGHANA
InterestProduces an edible gum (Wickens et al 1995).
Other NotesSpecies characteristics : Grows into an obconical shrub, often multistemmed, or a tree to about 6 m high. Occurs in semi desert or dry scrub. It is divided into two subspecies which have a very disjunct distributional pattern. The subspecies are distinguished by length of peduncles and pods but these characters do overlap. Subspecies reficiens is closely related to A. luederitzii, and is used for a wide range of uses from browse (camels and goats) fencing, fibre and an edible gum. It can also become weedy. Subspecies misera is closely related to Acacia etbaica, and in south West Africa is also used for browse. Often found on rocky red brown soils. Common names: ssp. misera: Kenya: Anywa (Pokot), Anywa (Turkana), Arekayan (Turkana), Echhorrai (Samburu), Eragai (Turkana), Eregae (Turkana), Eregai (Turkana), Khansa (Somali), Panyarit (Pokot), Sigirso (Boran), Sirgiso (Boran); Somalia: Damal (Somali), Ghansa (Somali), Khansa (Somali). Distribution: ssp. reficiens: Angola (Benguela, Namibe); South Africa (Transvaal, Natal); Swaziland (Manzini); Namibia (Kaokoland, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Rehoboth, Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Okahandja, Karibib, Mariental, Outjo, Kavango, Omaruru, Otjimbingwe). ssp. misera: Ethiopia (Sidamo, SW); Kenya (Turkana, Rift valley, Coast, Northern Frontier, Garissa, West Pokot, Kitui, Taita, Maralal, Samburu, Meru, Mandera, West Suk, Baringo, Wajir, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Marsabit, Bomet); Somalia (Galguduud, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Shabeellaha Hoose, Sanaag, Jubbada hoose, Bay, Bari, Gedo, Jubbada Dhexe, Togdheer, Northern, Qardho, N); Sudan (S, Al Istiw'a'iyah); Uganda (Karamoja, Lango). Altitude range: ssp. reficiens: 50-1300m; ssp. misera: 30- (201-1000) -1425m
CollectorFagg, C. W.