Swaziland's Flora Database:
Vachellia gerrardii (Benth.) P.J.H.Hurter subsp. gerrardii var. gerrardii
(name current 2016)
(Acacia gerrardii var. gerrardii)
(Acacia gerrardii subsp. gerrardii var. gerrardii)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Acacia gerrardii - (Singa) Medium-sized tree with rigid branches, downy when young. Stipular spines straight, varying much in length (up to 3 cm and more). Leaves up to 5 cm long, with c eight pairs of pinnae; leaflets c 15 pairs, hairless or slightly hairy, scarcely overlapping, c 4 mm long X 1 mm wide. Inflorescences abundant in dense groups on main stems, spherical c 1,5 cm diam; flowers white, scented. Fruits curved, scarcely flattened, c 10 cm long x 1 cm wide, surface velvety.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.