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Slender tree with long erect, straggly branches. Hooked prickles in threes at the nodes; lateral prickles pointing down, the middle one pointing upwards. Leaves up 6 × 6 cm with 3-5 pairs of pinnae, bearing grey-green leaflets. Flowers in axillary spikes, white, appearing before the leaves. Pod linear-oblong, up to 9 × 2 cm, mostly straight, flat, papery to somewhat leathery, rounded or pointed at the apex but not distinctly beaked, pale brown, dehiscent. See A. senegal var. rostrata for comparison.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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