Field guide to the Acacias of South Africa.
Pretoria: Briza, 2008.
Octavo, paperback, 128 pp. colour photographs, maps.
The Acacias are probably the most distinctive and well known group of trees in Africa. One of the largest groups, they are generally associated with a typical African landscape. This book includes complete accounts of all 48 recognized species, subspecies and varieties of the genus Acacia that occur within the borders of South Africa, including four newly described species. Colour photographs of the most important aspects of these plants will assist identification. A concise text detailing the habitat, general appearance, main stems, shoots, thorns, leaves, inflorescence, pods and seeds of each form.