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Senegalia mellifera (Blackthorn)

Synonyms: Acacia mellifera

Wikipedia Abstract

Senegalia mellifera is a common thorn tree in Africa. The name mellifera refers to its sweet-smelling blossoms and honey. Its lumber turns pitch black when oiled. Common names of the tree include Blackthorn and Swarthaak (Afrikaans). It is listed as being not threatened.
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Height [1]  26 feet (7.8 m)
Width [1]  24 feet (7.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Medium
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.947
Structure [2]  Tree


Charaxes viola[4]
Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[5]
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Angola-ISO (native); Australia (introduced); Botswana (native); Egypt (native); Ethiopia (native); India (introduced); Iran (native); Iraq (native); Israel (native); Kenya (native); Mauritius (introduced); Mozambique (native); Namibia-ISO (native); Oman (native); Pakistan (introduced); Saudi Arabia (native); Somalia (native); South Africa (native); South Yemen (native); Sudan (native); Syria (native); Tanzania (native); Yemen (native); Zambia (native); Zimbabwe (native);



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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
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.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Composition and Seasonality of Diet in Wild Hamadryas Baboons: Preliminary Findings from Filoha, Larissa Swedell, Getenet Hailemeskel, Amy Schreier, Folia Primatol 2008;79:476–490
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