Prickles or spines on trunk or stems

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

FamilySpeciesComment
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and Rauvolfioideae Diplorhynchus condylocarpon
Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae and Secamonoideae Hoodia currorii subsp. lugardii
Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae and Secamonoideae Tavaresia barklyi
Balanitaceae Balanites aegyptiaca var. aegyptiaca
Balanitaceae Balanites maughamii
Balanitaceae Balanites pedicellaris subsp. pedicellaris
Bignoniaceae Rhigozum brevispinosum
Bombacaceae Adansonia digitata
Burseraceae Commiphora glandulosa
Burseraceae Commiphora pyracanthoides subsp. pyracanthoides
Capparaceae Capparis tomentosa
Combretaceae Combretum mossambicense
Cucurbitaceae Acanthosicyos naudinianus Tendrils modified to become spines
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia ingens
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia limpopoana
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia schinzii
Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis var. communis Spiny in some varieties
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Parkinsonia aculeata
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia arenaria
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia ataxacantha
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia borleae
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia burkei
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia caffra
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia erioloba
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia erubescens
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia fleckii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia galpinii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia gerrardii var. gerrardii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia grandicornuta
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia hebeclada
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia hebeclada subsp. chobiensis
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia hereroensis
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia karroo
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia kirkii subsp. kirkii var. kirkii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia luederitzii var. luederitzii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia mellifera subsp. detinens
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia nebrownii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia nigrescens
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia nilotica subsp. kraussiana
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia permixta
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia polyacantha subsp. campylacantha
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia rehmanniana
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia robusta subsp. robusta
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia robusta subsp. clavigera
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia schweinfurthii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia senegal
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia senegal var. rostrata
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia senegal var. leiorhachis
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia sieberiana var. woodii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia stuhlmannii
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia tortilis subsp. heteracantha
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia tortilis subsp. spirocarpa
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Acacia xanthophloea
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Dichrostachys cinerea
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Faidherbia albida
Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae Mimosa pigra
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Bobgunnia madagascariensis
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Erythrina abyssinica
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Indigofera bainesii
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Indigofera circinnata
Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae Pterocarpus angolensis
Hernandiaceae Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanus
Lamiaceae Kalaharia uncinata
Malvaceae Hibiscus cannabinus
Malvaceae Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis
Malvaceae Hibiscus mastersianus
Meliaceae Entandrophragma caudatum
Menispermaceae Antizoma angustifolia
Olacaceae Ximenia americana var. microphylla
Olacaceae Ximenia caffra var. caffra
Olacaceae Ximenia caffra var. natalensis
Papaveraceae Argemone mexicana
Pedaliaceae Sesamothamnus lugardii
Poaceae Setaria lindenbergiana
Polygalaceae Securidaca longepedunculata
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mucronata subsp. mucronata
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mucronata subsp. rhodesica
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus zeyheriana
Rosaceae Rubus apetalus
Rubiaceae Catunaregam taylorii
Rubiaceae Rubia horrida
Rutaceae Citropsis daweana
Salicaceae Dovyalis caffra
Salicaceae Dovyalis zeyheri
Salicaceae Flacourtia indica
Salicaceae Oncoba spinosa
Salicaceae Scolopia zeyheri
Solanaceae Solanum aculeatissimum
Sterculiaceae Sterculia africana
Number of species: 92


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: List of species with each spot-character: Prickles or spines on trunk or stems.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=109, retrieved 13 December 2017

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