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Vachellia erioloba (camelthorn)


Wikipedia Abstract

Vachellia erioloba (camel thorn, giraffe thorn, Afrikaans: Kameeldoring, Tswana: Mogôtlhô, Sotho: Mogohlo) is a southern African legume. Its preferred habitat is the deep dry sandy soils of the Northern Provinces, western Free State, northern Cape Provinces, Botswana, and the western areas of Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is also native to Angola, south-west Mozambique, Zambia, KwaZulu-Natal, and Swaziland. The tree was first described by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer and Johann Franz Drège in 1836.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [3]  3680 lbf (1669 kgf) Very Hard
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  1.23
Structure [2]  Tree



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4Who's Eating Who
5The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0