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Tree: Anaboom/Ana tree (Acasia albida)

Unread postby arks » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:44 pm

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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Any help is much appreciated!
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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:33 pm

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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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:03 pm

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby arks » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:38 pm

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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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:20 pm

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