Swaziland's Flora Database:
Senegalia senegal (L.) Britton var. rostrata (Brenan) Kyalangaliwa & Boatwr.
(name current 2016)
Bushy Three-hook Thorn
(Acacia senegal var. rostrata)
Growth form: Tree/shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: frequent
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Acacia senegal - (Umhlahlalinye) Shrub with rigid branches; sterns, stalks of leaves and inflorescences downy; formidably anned with stipular thorns, usually three at each node, sometimes one or more missing, some straight, some hooked forwards or backwards. Leaves up to 4 cm long with c six pairs of pinnae; leaflets c 12 pairs, with few hairs, overlapping, directed forwards, c 4 mm long x 1 mm wide. Inflorescences lateral in small axillary groups, elongated, c 7 cm long x 1,3 cm diam. Flowers white, scented. Fruits flat, thin-wailed, oval, pointed, c 5 cm long X c 2 cm wide, gland-dotted, with 2—3 seeds.
* 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 Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)