On searching, the other Species known as Flat-topped Acacia Tree is
Vachellia abyssinica, Syn Acacia abyssinica.
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).
> efi page on Vachellia 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.
> 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.
> Its pale brown pods are twisted and some times curled into rings.
> To me pods look different at
> ---------- 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 <email@example.com>, "J.M. Garg" <
> Seen during visit in July.
> Would like to know the Species name please.
> Garg Ji, do we have an Acacia expert in our group?
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