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Faidherbia albida (applering acacia; Apple Ring Acacia; Winter Thorn; Ana Tree)

Wikipedia Abstract

Faidherbia is a genus of leguminous plants containing one species, Faidherbia albida, native to Africa and the Middle East. The species was formerly widely included in the genus Acacia as Acacia albida. It has also been introduced to Pakistan and India. Common names for it include apple-ring acacia (their circular, indehiscent seed pods resemble apple rings), ana tree, balanzan tree and winter thorn. It grows in areas with 250–600 mm (9.8–23.6 in) of rain per year.
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Attributes

Janka Hardness [2]  980 lbf (445 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Specific Gravity [3]  0.562
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania

Ecosystems

Predators

Waxiella enkeldoorni[4]

Consumers

Shelter for 
Nycteris grandis (large slit-faced bat)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Distribution

Algeria (native); Angola-ISO (native); Ascension Is (introduced); Benin (native); Botswana (native); Burkina (native); Cameroon (native); Cape Verde (introduced); Chad (native); Cyprus (introduced); Egypt (native); Ethiopia (native); Gambia The (native); Ghana (native); Guinea Bissau (native); India (introduced); Iran (native); Israel (native); Kenya (native); Lebanon (native); Malawi (native); Mali (native); Mauritania (native); Mozambique (native); Namibia-ISO (native); Niger (native); Nigeria (native); Pakistan (introduced); Saudi Arabia (native); Senegal (native); Somalia (native); South Africa (native); Sudan (native); Swaziland (native); Syria (native); Tanzania (native); Togo (native); Uganda (native); Western Sahara (native); Yemen (native); Zaire (native); Zambia (native); Zimbabwe (native);

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
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.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Nycteris grandis, M. B. C. Hickey and J. M. Dunlop, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 632, pp. 1–4 (2000)
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