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Vachellia erioloba (camelthorn)

Synonyms: Acacia erioloba

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.
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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);



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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