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accepted Acacia karroo Hayne

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Acacia karroo

Accepted name

Acacia karroo Hayne1, 2, 3


Acacia campbellii Arn.4
Acacia dekindtiana A. Chev.1
Acacia eburnea sensu auct.2, 4, 5, 6
Acacia horrida sensu auct.1
Acacia inconflagrabilis Gerstner1
Acacia karoo Hayne4, 7, 8
Acacia minutifolia Ragup.
Acacia natalitia E. Mey.1
Acacia pseudowightii Thoth.4
Acacia roxburghii Wight & Arn.4
Mimosa eburnea L. f.4


Tribe: Acacieae;  Genus: Acacia

Vernacular names

Cape Gum1; Cassie Piquants Blancs2; Cassie Piquants Blancs2; Cockspur Thorn (En)9; Deo-Babool (Hi)10; Doorn Boom11; Kaludai (Tamil)9; Karroo Thorn11; Kikar (Hi)12; Mormati (Hi)10; Pahari Kikar (Hi)13; Pahari Kikar (Hi)12; Udai Vel (Tamil)9


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Chemical products1; Environmental14; Forage15; Domestic11; Environmental11; Fibre11; Food and Drink11; Forage11; Wood11


Difficult to distinguish from A. nilotica ssp. adstringens without fruit.2; Most Mauritian material previously included in A. nilotica ssp adstringens.2; Native of South Africa.2; This species, and Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens are polymorphic and are2; difficult to distinguish without the fruit.2; Native of Tropical Asia.6

Geographical records

Africa2:   Angola-ISO(N)1, Botswana(N)16, Lesotho(N)16, Libya(I)17, Morocco(I)18, Mozambique(N)16, Namibia-ISO(N)1, 16, South Africa(N)2, 16, Swaziland(N)16, Zimbabwe(N)16

Asia3, 6, 19:   India(I)3, Iraq(I)19

Australasia20:   Australia(I)20

Australia:   New South Wales20, Queensland20, Western Australia20

Europe8:   Corsica(I)8, Portugal(I)8, Sicily-F.E.(I)8, Spain-F.E.(I)8

India:   West Bengal3

Indian Ocean2:   Mauritius(I)2

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Karroo-Namib scrub forest18; Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; bushland and thicket18; Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone; bushland and thicket18

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 3, 6, 14, 21;  Distribution16;  Illustration1, 17, 22


2005-04 SeneviratneGI (Sinhala & Tamil vern. names);     Coordinator: 1994 Rico ML


1:Ross, J.H. (1979) Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Afr. 44: 1-150. A conspectus of African Acacia.
2:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
3:Chakrabarty T, Gangopadhyay M (1996) The genus Acacia. J. Econ. Taxon Bot. 20: 599-633
4:Roskov Yu. R. (2005) Editorial Scrutiny: Malesian data import (unpubl.)
5:Bojer, W. (1837) Hortus Mauritianus ou Enumeration des Plants... l'ile Maurice
6:Baker, J.G. (1877) Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles
7:Hayne, F.G. (1827) Darst. Beschr. Arzn. Gewachse Vol. 10
8:Heywood, V.H. & Ball, P.W. (1968) Leguminosae. In: Flora Europaea Vol. 2. ed. Tutin, T.G. et al.
9:Senaratna, L.K. (2001) A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
10:Singh, A.N. (1993) In: Verma, D.M. & al. (Eds.) Flora of Madhya Pradesh, Vol. 1.
11:Burtt Davy, J. (1921) Kew Bull. 1921: 49-52. New or noteworthy South African plants 1
12:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
13:Shetty, B.V. & Singh, V. (1987) Flora of Rajasthan Vol. 1. Flora of India Series 2
14:Townsend, C.C. & Guest, E. (1974) Flora of Iraq. Vol. 3. Baghdad.
15:Anderson, D.M.W. (1978) Kew Bulletin 32: 529-536. Chemotax. aspects of the chem....
16:Ross, J.H. (1971) Bothalia 10: 385-401. Acacia karroo in southern Africa
17:Jafri, S.M.H. (1978) Mimosaceae. In: Flora of Libya Pt. 60. Jafri, SMH & El Gadi, A.
18:White, F. (1983) The Vegetation of Africa
19:Lock, J.M. & Simpson, K. (1991) Legumes of West Asia: A Checklist. RBG, Kew.
20:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
21:Ross, J.H. (1975) Mimosoideae. In: Flora Southern Africa Vol. 16, pt. 1. Ross, J.H.
22:Onderstall, J. (1984) Transvaal Lowveld & Escarpment... South Afr. Wild Fl. Guide 4.

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

Flora Europaea database at RBG Edinburgh

APNI (Australian Plant Name Index): nomenclatural database in Canberra

Herbarium records

RNG (Morocco): The University of Reading Herbarium, Moroccan collections


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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