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Faidherbia albida (applering acacia; Apple Ring Acacia; Winter Thorn; Ana Tree)

Synonyms: Acacia albida

Wikipedia Abstract

Faidherbia albida (syn. Acacia albida Delile) is a species of Faidherbia native to Africa and the Middle East, formerly widely included in the genus Acacia. It has also been introduced to India and Pakistan. Common names for it include Apple-ring Acacia, Ana Tree and Winter Thorn. It is a thorny tree growing up to 6–30 m tall and 2 m in trunk diameter. Its deep-penetrating tap root makes it highly resistant to drought. The bark is grey, and fissured when old. There are 11,000 seeds/kg.
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Attributes

Janka Hardness [2]  980 lbf (445 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.562
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania

Ecosystems

Predators

Waxiella enkeldoorni[4]

Consumers

Shelter for 
Nycteris grandis (large slit-faced bat)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Algeria (native); Angola-ISO (native); Ascension Is (introduced); Benin (native); Botswana (native); Burkina (native); Cameroon (native); Cape Verde (introduced); Chad (native); Cyprus (introduced); Egypt (native); Ethiopia (native); Gambia The (native); Ghana (native); Guinea Bissau (native); India (introduced); Iran (native); Israel (native); Kenya (native); Lebanon (native); Malawi (native); Mali (native); Mauritania (native); Mozambique (native); Namibia-ISO (native); Niger (native); Nigeria (native); Pakistan (introduced); Saudi Arabia (native); Senegal (native); Somalia (native); South Africa (native); Sudan (native); Swaziland (native); Syria (native); Tanzania (native); Togo (native); Uganda (native); Western Sahara (native); Yemen (native); Zaire (native); Zambia (native); Zimbabwe (native);

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts 3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository. 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 5Nycteris grandis, M. B. C. Hickey and J. M. Dunlop, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 632, pp. 1–4 (2000)
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Institution information provided by Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens - February 2013 Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013