Acacia nilotica

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Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: globose
Fruit: legume

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Acacia nilotica is a shrub.

Naming

Acacia nilotica was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Alire Raffeneau Delile, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Acacia nilotica is a species in the genus Acacia which contains approximately 1550 to 1852 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acacia nilotica is evergreen. The bipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are ovate and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia nilotica produces globose flowers.

The shrubs produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Acacia nilotica is native to tropical Africa and South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and is naturalized in India.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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