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Tree: Delagoa Thorn (Acacia welwitschii)

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Tree: Delagoa Thorn (Acacia welwitschii)

Unread post by MarkWildDog » Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:38 pm

Delagoa Thorn (Acacia Welwitchii)

This magnificent thorn tree can grow up to 15m & has a highbranching straight trunk. This tree forms an important part of all browsers' diets, this tree is quite widespread in the Kruger.

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shrub ID help needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:18 pm

I'm not sure whether this is a shrub or a small tree :hmz: I saw it across from Nsemani Dam in mid-November 2014.


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Re: shrub ID help needed

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 pm

Hi Arks

I think it is a small Delagoa thorn.

It has the right look, correct leave structure, correct flower and is in the typical geological area where you would find the Delagoa thorn.
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