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

Synonyms: Acacia seyal

Wikipedia Abstract

Vachellia seyal, the Red acacia, known also as the shittah tree (the source of shittim wood), is a thorny, 6–10 m (20–33 ft) high tree with a pale greenish or reddish bark. At the base of the 3–10 cm (1.2–3.9 in) feathery leaves there are two straight, light grey thorns, growing to 7–20 cm (2.8–7.9 in) long. The blossoms are displayed in round, bright yellow clusters approximately in 1.5 cm (0.59 in) diameter.In Vachellia seyal var.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Janka Hardness [3]  1920 lbf (871 kgf) Hard
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Structure [2]  Tree



Coccus longulus (long brown scale)[4]
Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus (Eastern Patas Monkey)[5]
Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe)[6]
Lecanodiaspis africana[4]
Pseudotargionia glandulosa[4]
Pulvinarisca serpentina[4]
Tachardina bernardi[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


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);



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 5Diet for a Small Primate: Insectivory and Gummivory in the (Large) Patas Monkey (Erythrocebus patas pyrrhonotus); Lynne A. Isbell; American Journal of Primatology 45:381–398 (1998) 6Sex differences in giraffe feeding ecology: energetic and social constraints, Truman P. Young & Lynne A. Isbell, Ethology 87, 79-89 (1991)
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