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Derivation of specific name

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gerrardii: named after William T. Gerrard, English traveller and naturalist, who collected the type specimen in KwaZulu-Natal
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acacia gerrardii Benth.
var. gerrardii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125920
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Small tree with distinctly ascending branches. Young branches robust, densely covered in tufted leaves and grey velvety hairs; Spines paired, mostly straight, c. 1.5 cm but some pairs long and somewhat recurved. Leaves tufted on woody cushions, up 6 × 4 cm with 5-9 pairs of pinnae, bearing many small, finely pubescent leaflets. Flowers in axillary clusters of spherical heads, white. Pod 8-15 cm, sickle-shaped, narrow, rounded, not woody, covered in grey velvety hairs, dehiscent.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acacia gerrardii Benth.
var. gerrardii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125920
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Insects whose larvae eat this plant species

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Anthene amarah amarah (Black-striped hairtail)
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acacia gerrardii Benth.
var. gerrardii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125920
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Throughout most of Tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, S Africa
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Acacia gerrardii Benth.
var. gerrardii Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125920
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe