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 Post subject: Tree: Anaboom/Ana tree (Acasia albida)
Unread postPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:44 pm 
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These are two trees that I am trying to ID from pix of the seedpods, both seen in northern KNP in October 2008.

2. The only tree I can find in my fiedlguide to KNP trees that has curly pods like this is the sickle bush, but this tree, seen at Crooks Corner (it's right next to the new hstorical tablet) seemed far larger than a sickle bush? :? Seen on 17 October 2008.

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Possibly an Ana Tree.....Can't see the thorn/spine structure unfortunately...But doesnt look like much of a Sickle Bush :D

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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I do agree! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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Thanks, RJ and Imberbe. I'd never have guessed ana tree from the pix in my fieldguide, but now that you've pointed me in that direction, it looks like that's the one! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Plant ID needed
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