A field guide to the Acacias of Kenya
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Medical - 148 pages
This guide describes, in pictures and words, all the different types of acacia trees that are such a distinctive feature of the Kenyan landscape. It shows both floral and vegetative characters- bark, leaves, pods, and seeds- so that identification is easy even when the trees are not in flower. This will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting or living in East Africa, and also for professional botanist, ecologist, and foresters.
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Acacia abyssinica subsp calophylla
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1-3 pinnae pairs Acacia Acacia senegal Acacia tortilis Africa Altitude Armature axillae axils Bark dark borne singly branches and twigs Brenan Local names brevispica bright yellow Capitate inflorescence conical dark brown dehiscent dense Distribution elatior elongated Ethiopia fissured flattened Flowers glabrous glands often present glands usually present goetzei grassland Growth form Habitat herbivores indehiscent Inflorescence capitate Inflorescence spicate Involucel Kenya narrow nilotica oblong Paired stipular spines pairs Between top pairs leaflets pairs of pinnae pairs pinnae pale panicles paolii papery peduncle peeling Petiole and rachis petiole base Petiole gland absent Pods brown present between top pseudo-galls pubescent purplish Rachis glands red-brown reddish-brown Related subspecies Rift Valley robust scaly cushions seeds senegal seyal short shrub sieberiana slightly curved small axillary groups Somalia Spicate Spicate inflorescence stem straight subsp subspecies and varieties Sudan Tanzania top 1-3 pinnae tortilis tree or shrub Trunk Uganda Well-developed yellow-white Young branches Young twigs zanzibarica