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Tree: Worm-bark False Thorn (Albizia anthelmintica)

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Tree: Worm-bark False Thorn (Albizia anthelmintica)

Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:50 am

Well before I get to more Augrabies and Kgalagadi plants, I have a few more from KNP and the lowveld.

2. This tree was alongside the access path to the Lake Panic hide.

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Unread post by Jeanus » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:57 am

Hi arks

A good place to start would be the Albizia species or theMaerua species.
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Unread post by arks » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:46 pm

Thanks, Jeanus, I'll email you the larger pix. However, I did google the mimosa and it looks like it might be an alien invader, Albizia lebbeck :(
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Unread post by Jeanus » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:09 am

thanks for the e-mail it made identification easier. No. 2 is most likely the indigenous Albizia anthelmintica or worm-bark false thorn. Shrub or small tree - lots of flowers before it gets leaves which show as leaf buds on the branches.
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