erubescens Welw. ex Oliv.
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Keywords in this picture :
- Lamina leaf blade
- Leaf parts
- Leaf blade glands etc
- Glands (large types)
- Plant parts
Places where this species can be found :
- Tamale - Yendi road - NSBPGHANA
InterestA very hot fuel source. The wood is durable and hard and has been used for ox yoke-skeys. The foliage is browsed by cattle and wild animals. (Wickens et al. 1995). Used by the Tswana herbalists in Botswana for prevention of witchcraft, the root being chewed or bioled in water and drunk. Hedberg & Staugard (1989). Produces a yellow very sweet gum eaten by children and bushmen.
Other NotesCommon names: Zambia: Chimbwe (Lambya), Kwema (Tuti), Mukwelambulu (Chibisa-Luangwa); Zimbabwe: blue thorn; gowe (Ndebele); chibatamondoro, chisosampotolo (Shangaan); S. Africa: Blouhaak (Afrikaans), blue thorn (English). Species characteristics: Small to medium sized multistemmed tree to 10 m high, often shrubby or branching low down with a straggly appearance. Bark is grey to yellowish white, papery and often flaking. A savanna species, on dry deciduous woodland, on rocky outcrops in shallow gravelly soils or red clays. Rarely dominates an area, and is not an important component of any vegetation type. Closely related to A. fleckii with which it can be confused, but is seperated by longer petioles, small raised petiolar gland, glands between the pinnar pairs, fewer oinnae pairs and larger leaflets. Flowers early before many Acacias. Distribution: Angola (Benguela, Huila, Namibe, Malanje); Botswana (Central, Ngamiland, Ghanzi, Kweneng, Kgatleng, Kgalagadi, Northern, South west, South western); Malawi (Blantyre, N, ); Mozambique (Huila); South Africa (Transvaal, ); Tanzania (Mbeya, Chunya, Ufipa); Zaire (Katanga, Bas Katanga, Haut Katanga); Zambia (Southern, Northern, Central, Broken Hill, Fort Jameson, Isoka); Zimbabwe (Buhera, Gwanda, Beitbridge, Hwange, Guruve, Gokwe, Hurungwe, Chiredzi, Chipinge, Bulawayo, Matobo, Chimanimani, Bikita, Bulilima-Mangwe, Kadoma, Nkayi, Kwekwe, Shangani, Mangwe, ); Namibia (Kaokoland, Damaraland, Tsumeb, Caprivi, Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Karibib, Keetmanshoop, Outjo, Karasburg, Kavango, Luderitz, Bushmanland, Caprivi Oos). Specimen total: 279 Degree squares: 86 Collection years: 1859-1996 Phenology : Flowering period: Jan(1), Jun(1), Aug(3), Sep(12), Oct(11), Nov(1), Dec(3); Fruiting period: Jan(3), Feb(6), Mar(9), Apr(7), May(8), Jun(4), Jul(5), Aug(1), Sep(5), Oct(3), Nov(2), Dec(7) Altitude range: 305-1740m