Thulin, M (1993) Fabaceae in Flora of Somalia 1: 341-465
Plants shrubs or small trees up to 6 m tall; young shoots villous with spreading, golden hairs 1.5-3 mm long. Stipular spines 0.7-4.5(-.65) cm long, straight. Leaves with 4-12 pairs of pinnae; leaflets 7-25 pairs per pinna, about 2-5.5 mm long and 1-1.5 mm wide. Inflorescences heads; peduncles 0,4-3 cm long, densely hairy; involucels basal or on the lower half of the peduncles; bracteoles ciliate or pubescent. Flowers white; calyces 1.7-2.5 mm long; corollas 2.5-3.5 mm long, the lobes conspicuously pubescent on the outside. Pods straight or someshat curved, thick and hard, bases attenuate, indehiscent, up to 9 cm long and 2.5 cm wide (in Somaliland and Somalia, usually 2-4.5 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide), densely clothed with long spreading hairs; seeds more or less epplpsoid, 4.5-9 mm in diamter, minutely wrinkled; areoles 4-7 mm long, 2.5-4.5 mm wide.
Vachellia stuhlmannii grows in deciduous bushland, often in alluval soils, at 100-750 m. It is known from all regions of Somaliland and Somalia, eastern Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Transvaal.