3446.010 Faidherbia A. Chev.

Description of the genus

A genus similar to, and formerly included in, Acacia. It may be separated from Acacia in possessing the following combination of characters: (a) the petiole lacks a gland, but there are glands on the rhachis at the junction of each pair of pinnae, (b) the filaments are shortly connate at the base, (c) it possesses large anthers which are eglandular and (d) the falcate or spirally coiled indehiscent pods.

Derivation of name: after Louis Faidherbe (1818-1889), a French general who was governor of Senegal.

Worldwide: 1 species in the warm regions of Africa to the E Mediterranean

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

Faidherbia albida

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albida (Delile) A. Chev.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Faidherbia:

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Flora of Botswana: Faidherbia
Flora of Caprivi: Faidherbia
Flora of Malawi: Faidherbia
Flora of Mozambique: Faidherbia
Flora of Zambia: Faidherbia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Faidherbia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Faidherbia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Faidherbia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Faidherbia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Faidherbia
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iNaturalist: Faidherbia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Faidherbia
JSTOR Plant Science: Faidherbia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Faidherbia
Plants of the World Online: Faidherbia
Tropicos: Faidherbia
Wikipedia: Faidherbia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Faidherbia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=668, retrieved 18 July 2024

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