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Common name

English: Acacia Saint Dominique, Aroma, Chinese Lantern Tree

German: Kalahari-Weihnachtsbaum

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2512)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2411)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2042)

      Order: Fabales (232)

        Family: Fabaceae (232) (family description)

          Genus: Dichrostachys (1)

           Epithet: cinerea (L.)Wight & Arn. (3)

Synonyms: Acacia cinerea (L.) Spreng., Cailliea glomerata (Forsskal)J.F.Macbr., Dichrostachys glomerata (Forsskal)Chiov., Dichrostachys nutans (Pers.)Benth., Dichrostachys platycarpa Welw., Mimosa cinerea Vell.Conc., Mimosa glomerata Forsskal, Mimosa nutans Pers.

cinerea => ashen-grey

glomerata => club-shaped, clustered into a head

nutans => nodding, drooping

platycarpa => flat or broad fruit

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

Check for Dichrostachys cinerea at World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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