Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Vachellia
Family: Fabaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
karroo
NOTES

A spiny shrub or small tree with finely divided dark green leaves. The leaves have 2-7 pairs of pinnae each of which has 8-20 pairs of leaflets. The stipules form long, straight white spines which are very sharp. The sweetly scented flowers are like small yellow balls and are followed by slender pods. Fist seen in December 2018.


AUTHORITY
(Hayne) Banfi & Galasso
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The flowers are golden-yellow and the plant may flower several times during the summer
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Sweet thorn
Common acacia
Habitat
NOTES: Only one specimen was found in 2018 and the seeds may have been introduced from elsewhere
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Fodder
An excellent fodder
Tanning
Bark is used for tanning leather
Bee tree
Produces large amounts of pollen and nectar
Months
December
Synonyms for Species
Acacia karroo



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