Garg Ji, On searching, the other Species known as Flat-topped Acacia Tree is Vachellia abyssinica, Syn Acacia abyssinica. Regards, Aarti
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:50 PM, J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote: > Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise please. > > Some earlier relevant feedback: > > According to a book Field Guide to common Trees and Shrubs of East Africa > by Najma Dharani this Acacia is named as Acacia tortilis and the common > name is Umbrella Thorn, Swahili name is Mgunga, Ol-gorete & ol-tepesi in > Maasai and Etirr (Ateso Tororo). > Regards, > Promila > > efi page on Vachellia tortilis > <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a---l/f/fabaceae/vachellia/acacia-tortilis> > > I have little knowledge about Acacias. > But the Acacia tortilis seen here, in Oman don't have straight pods like > the ones seen here. > I have posted Acacia tortilis on our group before. > This was a huge tree, but low in height. > Adding a picture of the main trunk. > Aarti > > Tree's common name is Umbrella Thorn and it is almost flat like an > umbrella. The bark is said to be rough brown-red. It is indigenous and wide > spread in African savanna. The shape of the tree is just like yours and the > book mentioned its name as Acacia tortilis. > Promila > > Its pale brown pods are twisted and some times curled into rings. > Promila > > To me pods look different at > http://www.kyffhauser.co.za/Plants1/Acacia_tortilis_subsp_ > heteracantha/Image1.htm > http://www.southernafricanplants.net/plantdata_sub.php?Mspec_ID=50& > PHPSESSID=52md95nddo8skh8mg3l7a2t1a4 > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Aarti S. Khale <aarti.kh...@gmail.com> > Date: 29 September 2016 at 12:22 > Subject: Flat-topped Acacia Tree : Vachellia Species : Kenya : 29SEP16 : > AK-10 : 10/10 > To: efloraofindia <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "J.M. Garg" < > jmga...@gmail.com> > > > Seen during visit in July. > Would like to know the Species name please. > Garg Ji, do we have an Acacia expert in our group? > Aarti > > > > -- > With regards, > J.M.Garg > > 'Creating awareness of Indian Flora & Fauna' > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1> > > Winner of Wipro-NFS Sparrow Awards 2014 for efloraofindia > <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/award-for-efloraofindia>. > > For identification, learning, discussion & documentation of Indian Flora, > please visit/ join our Efloraofindia Google e-group > <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/indiantreepix> (largest in the > world- around 2700 members & 2,40,000 messages on 31.3.16) or Efloraofindia > website <https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/> (with a species > database of more than 11,000 species & 2,20,000 images). > > The whole world uses my Image Resource > <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:J.M.Garg> of more than a > thousand species & eight thousand images of Birds, Butterflies, Plants etc. > (arranged alphabetically & place-wise). You can also use them for free as > per Creative Commons license attached with each image. > > Also author of 'A Photoguide to the Birds of Kolkata & Common Birds of > India'. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "efloraofindia" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to indiantreepix+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send an email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.