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Acacia oerfota is the name accepted by ILDIS for the taxon located using your search string. The name you gave is an orthographic variant or other recognised misspelling.

Acacia oerfota

Accepted name

Acacia oerfota (Forssk.) Schweinf.1


Acacia gorinii Chiov.2
Acacia nubica Benth.1
Acacia orfota sensu auct.1
Acacia pterygocarpa Benth.3


Tribe: Acacieae;  Genus: Acacia


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Domestic4; Food and Drink5

Geographical records

Africa:   Djibouti(N)6, Egypt(N)2, Ethiopia(N)2, Kenya(N)2, Somalia(N)2, Sudan(N)2, Tanzania(N)2, Uganda(N)2

Asia7:   Iran(N)7

Middle East4, 8, 9, 10, 11:   Oman(N)4, Saudi Arabia(N)8, 10, 11, South Yemen(N)9, 10, Yemen(N)10

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket12; Sahel regional transition zone; bushland and thicket12

Literature citations

Description2, 4, 7, 11, 13;  Distribution14;  Illustration2, 4, 7


1993 Polhill RM;     Coordinator: 1994 Rico ML


1:Wood, J.R.I. (1983) Kew Bull. 37: 451-3. The identity of Acacia oerfota...
2:Ross, J.H. (1979) Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Afr. 44: 1-150. A conspectus of African Acacia.
3:Migahid, A.M. (1978) Flora of Saudi Arabia. Ed. 2, Vol. 1
4:Miller, A. G & Morris, M. (1988) Plants of Dhofar. Oman: Office of the Adviser for Conser....
5:Anderson, D.M.W. (1978) Kew Bulletin 32: 529-536. Chemotax. aspects of the chem....
6:Bavazzano, R. (1972) Webbia 26: 267-364. Contrib. fl. Terr. Fr. degli Afar e d. Issa
7:Rechinger, K.H. (1986) Flora Iranica. 161: Mimosaceae.
8:Collenette (1985) Flowers of Saudi Arabia
9:Boulos, L. (1988) Candollea 43: 559-585. A contribution to the fl. of S. Yemen.
10:Brenan, J.P.M. (1953) Kew Bull. 8: 97-98. In: Tropical African Plants: XXIII.
11:Chaudhary, S.A. (1983) Acacia & other genera of Mimosoideae in Saudi Arabia
12:White, F. (1983) The Vegetation of Africa
13:Brenan, J.P.M. (1959) Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
14:Wickens, G.E. (1976) Kew Bull. Addnl. ser. 5. The flora of Jebel Marra (Sudan)...

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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