Senegalia oliveri (Vatke) Kyal. & Boatwr., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 172: 509 (2013)
Name Status. Accepted Name
Notes. Senegalia (Acacia) oliveri was accepted as a distinct species, endemic in Ethiopia, by Ross (1979: 63), Thulin (1983: 44) and Kyalangalilwa et al. (2013: 509); Lock (1989: 73) listed it as occurring in both Ethiopia and Somalia. However, Thulin (1993: 372) regarded this entity as conspecific with Acacia (Senegalia) senegal, noting that it represents a variant from northern Ethiopia and northern Somalia that is characterized by having leaves with only 1-2 pairs of pinnae. WorldWideWattle has simply followed the most recent taxonomic opinion on this matter (i.e. Kyalangalilwa et al., loc. cit.) but is not in a position to judge whether or not this is the correct approach.
Acacia oliveri Vatke (1880) [Basionym]
Acacia asak var. unispinosa Fiori (1911) [Heterotypic synonym]
Acacia unispinosa (Fiori) Chiov. (1929) [Homotypic synonym]
Acacia asak sens. Schweinf. (1896) [Misapplied name]
Type. Based on Acacia oliveri Vatke