adenocalyx Brenan & Exell
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InterestPowdered root, blown into nostrils of cattle, kills maggots of throat fly, together with Nauwolfia mombasana. Root is used as a poison. Medicinal.
Other NotesCommon names: Kenya: Kichuka cha Paka (Swahili), Mgwada Paka (Kigiriama), Muberwa (Giriama), Mutsodza Gungu (Giriama); Mozambique: Rankudje (Macua); Tanzania: Katatula (Kisukuma), Kerefu (Kisukuma), Msewambago (Zigua), Mtewa (Zigua), Ol girigir (Masai). Species characteristics : A lowland Acacia it is usually a shrub or tree to 5 m high, but it can also develop into a climbing Acacia as would be expected from the large number of scattered prickles scattered along its stems. It has a short petiole and a capitate inflorescence, conspicuous blackish brown twigs, glandular calyx lobes and leaflets with subcentral midribs. Occurs principly along the coastal belt of Kenya to Mozambique and extends into the lowlands of Malawi and Zimbabwe. Often occurs on the edge of coastal forests on sandy soil and can form secondary thickets. Distribution: Kenya (Coast, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu); Malawi (Chikwawa, Nsanje); Mozambique (Niassa, Manica, Nampula, Zambezia, Zambesi, Mocambique); Tanzania (Southern, Handeni, Tanga, Uzaramo, Hadeni, Iringa, Pangani, Newala, Lindi, Rufiji, Kilwa); Zimbabwe (Murewa). Specimen total: 66 Degree squares: 15 Collection years: 1893-1993 Phenology: Flowering period: Jan(3), Feb(1), Mar(2), Apr(2), May(2), Jun(4), Sep(3), Oct(3), Nov(2), Dec(10) Fruiting period: Jan(3), Feb(3), Apr(2), Jun(5), Jul(2), Aug(8), Sep(4), Oct(1), Nov(2), Dec(6) Altitude range: 10- (10-200) -500m