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Acacia erioloba (camelthorn)

Synonyms: Acacia giraffae

Wikipedia Abstract

Acacia erioloba is also commonly known as the Camel Thorn, Kameeldoring, Giraffe Thorn or Mokala. The Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape is named after this tree. The type specimen of Acacia giraffae, proved on closer examination to be a hybrid of A. haematoxylon and the species which would later become known as A. erioloba. The name A. erioloba was therefore proposed for the vast numbers of Camel Thorn which are not hybrids.
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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



Aepyceros melampus (impala)[4]
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)[5]
Ceroplastes paucispinus[6]
Clavaspis kalaharica[6]
Conchaspis acaciae[6]
Diaspidiotus africanus (grey scale)[6]
Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe)[4]
Lecanodiaspis mimosae[6]
Melanaspis phenax[6]
Namibia karroo[6]
Namibia spinosa[6]
Oryx gazella (gemsbok)[5]
Pseudotargionia kalaharica[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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


Angola-ISO (native); Botswana (native); Israel (introduced); Namibia-ISO (native); South Africa (native); Zambia (native); Zimbabwe (native);



Species recognized by Rico ML, , ILDIS World Database of Legumes in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 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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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