kraussiana ssp. Meisn. ex Benth.
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Other NotesCommon names: Mozambique: Khawo (Changana). Species characteristics : A scandant shrub or climber to 15m or more, young branchlets are grey brown, and some can be modified into tendrils. With scattered prickles, it belongs to the climbing group of Acacias. It is mainly a coastal dune forest species, often growing near the sea shore, but can be found inland at low altitudes. Occurs in forest clearings and margins, on sandy soils. Like A. lujae it has fewer pinnae pairs and larger leaflets than the other species in this climbing group, and apart from occuring on the other side of continent, it has larger leaflets and broader pods. Subspecies madagascariensis Villliers & Du Puy is restricted to the remnants of deciduous open woodland in northern Madagascar (Du Puy et al. 2002). It differs from subsp. kraussiana in its larger leaflets and especially in the absence of a gland at the apex of the rachis. Distribution: Mozambique (Gaza, Maputo, Inhambane, Manica e Sofala); South Africa (Transvaal, Natal). Specimen total: 66 Degree squares: 14 Collection years: 1800-1993 Phenology : Flowering period: Jan(7), Feb(4), Mar(1), Nov(3), Dec(1); Fruiting period: Jan(1), Feb(2), Mar(5), May(1), Jun(1), Jul(1), Aug(1), Nov(3), Dec(1) Altitude range: 5- (5-200) -395m