Blade Thorn

Scientific Name
Senegalia cinerea (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr.
Higher Classification
Acacia catechu (L.f.) Willd. subsp. suma (Roxb.) Roberty var. baumii Roberty, Acacia cinerea Schinz (later homonym), not of Spreng. (1826), Acacia fleckii Schinz
Common Names
Bladdoring (a), Bladdoring Boom (a), Bladdoringboom (a), Blade Thorn (e), Mfafu (tw), Mhahu (tw), Mohahu (tw), Mooka (ns), Mophoka (tw), Plaatdoring (a), Plate Thorn (e), Plate-thorn (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Senegalia cinerea (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr.Least Concern 2015.1
Acacia fleckii SchinzLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Kyalangalilwa, B., Boatwright, J.S., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O. and van der Bank, M. 2013. Phylogenetic position and revised classification of Acacia s.l. (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in Africa, including new combinations in Vachellia and Senegalia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172(4):500-523.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Senegalia cinerea (Schinz) Kyal. & Boatwr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/23

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