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Vachellia tortilis (umbrella thorn)

Synonyms: Acacia likatunensis; Acacia tortilis (homotypic); Acacia tortilis tortilis; Mimosa tortilis (homotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

Vachellia tortilis, widely known as Acacia tortilis but attributed by APG III to the Vachellia genus, is the umbrella thorn acacia, also known as umbrella thorn and Israeli babool, a medium to large canopied tree native primarily to the savanna and Sahel of Africa (especially Sudan), but also occurring in the Middle East.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Structure [2]  Tree



Shelter for 
Lavia frons (yellow-winged bat)[13]

External References

USDA Plant Profile


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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
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9Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
10Feeding Behavior of Yellow Baboons (Papio cynocephalus) in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya; David G. Post; International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1982 p. 403-430
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13Lavia frons, Maarten J. Vonhof and Matina C. Kalcounis, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 614, pp. 1-4 (1999)
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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