Acacia angustissima (Mill.) Kuntze

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Acacia angustissima

Photo: David Hartung
Steppes Road, Harare, opposite Blue Kerry

Acacia angustissima

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Steppes Road, Harare, opposite Blue Kerry

Acacia angustissima

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Steppes Road, Harare, opposite Blue Kerry

Acacia angustissima

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Steppes Road, Harare, opposite Blue Kerry

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Synonyms: Acacia angulosa Bertol.
Acaciella angustissima (Mill.) Britton & Rose
Common names: Fern acacia (English) Fernleaf acacia (English) Prairie acacia (English) White ball acacia (English)
Description: Unarmed shrub or small tree mostly 2-7 m tall with a single short trunk. It exhibits great variation in pubescence, size and venation of the leaflets and size of flowers and heads. Leaves are mostly asymmetric with a displaced mid-vein, 10-25 cm long, with 10-20 pairs of pinnae; leaflets without secondary venation. Inflorescences are ellipsoid with whitish heads 1-1.5 cm in diameter, turning pinkish to dull orange when dried. Pod oblong, 3-6 cm × 6-9 mm wide, with straight or sinuate margins, initially green, turning coffee-brown as they ripen.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustissima: very narrow, possibly referring to the leaflets.
Flowering time:March
Worldwide distribution: Native to Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and USA, planted elsewhere.
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Image last updated: Sunday 2 August 2015
Literature:

Orwa C. et al. (2009). Acacia angustissima Agroforestree Database: a tree reference and selection guide version 4.0. Published on the internet: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sites/treedbs/treedatabases.asp Pages 1 - 5. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acacia angustissima
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia angustissima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acacia angustissima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia angustissima
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acacia angustissima
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia angustissima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Acacia angustissima
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Acacia angustissima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia angustissima
Ispot Southern Africa: Acacia angustissima
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia angustissima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia angustissima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia angustissima
The Plant List (version 1.1): Acacia angustissima
Tropicos: Acacia angustissima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Acacia angustissima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=219950, retrieved 22 October 2017

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