Swaziland's Flora Database:

Species Information

Vachellia robusta (Burch.) Kyalangaliwa & Boatwr. subsp. robusta

(name current 2016)
singa
umgamazi
umgamba
umngamazi
(Acacia robusta subsp. robusta)

Fabaceae

Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Medicinal
Other uses

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.

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