Swaziland's Flora Database:
Vachellia robusta (Burch.) Kyalangaliwa & Boatwr. subsp. clavigera (E.Mey.) & Kyalangaliwa & Boatwr.
(name current 2016)
(Acacia robusta subsp. clavigera)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Acacia robusta subsp. clavigera - Large tree with rigid branches, slightly hairy on young stems and leaf-stalks. Stipular thorns straight, usually short, sometimes up to 3 cm long, directed forwards. Mature leaves almost hairless, up to 14 cm long, with c six pairs of pinnae; leaflets relatively large, spreading, scarcely overlapping, oblong, blunt, up to 8 mm long x 2 mm wide. Inflorescences clustered, spherical, c 1 cm diam; flowers white. Fruits flat, woody, slightly curved, up to 13 cm long x 1,5 cm wide.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)