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Acacia seyal (talh; Gum Arabic Tree; Whistling Tree; Thirty Thorn; Shittim Wood)

Synonyms: Acacia fistula; Acacia flava var. seyal; Acacia stenocarpa

Wikipedia Abstract

Acacia seyal, the Red acacia, known also as the shittah tree (the source of shittim wood), is a thorny, 6–10 m (20–30 ft) high tree with a pale greenish or reddish bark. At the base of the 3–10 cm (1–4 in) feathery leaves there are two straight, light grey thorns, growing to 7–20 cm (3–8 in) long. The blossoms are displayed in round, bright yellow clusters approximately in 1.5 cm (0.5 in) diameter. In Acacia seyal var.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [3]  1920 lbf (871 kgf) Hard
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Structure [2]  Tree

Ecosystems

Predators

Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[4]
Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe)[5]
Lecanodiaspis africana[4]
Pseudotargionia glandulosa[4]
Pulvinarisca serpentina[4]
Tachardina bernardi[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Burkina (native); Cameroon (native); Chad (native); Djibouti (native); Egypt (native); Ethiopia (native); Ghana (native); India (introduced); Kenya (native); Malawi (native); Mali (native); Mauritania (native); Mozambique (native); Niger (native); Nigeria (native); Pakistan (introduced); Saudi Arabia (native); Senegal (native); Somalia (native); Sudan (native); Tanzania (native); Togo (native); Uganda (native); United States (introduced); Yemen (native); Zambia (native);

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Citations

Species recognized by Rico ML, , 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 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 5Sex differences in giraffe feeding ecology: energetic and social constraints, Truman P. Young & Lynne A. Isbell, Ethology 87, 79-89 (1991)
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Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013