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Common name

English: Cape Gum, Doorn Boom, Karroo Thorn

German: Schreckliche Akazie

Portuguese: Espinheiro Karro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Fabales (238)

        Family: Fabaceae (238)(family description)

          Genus: Acacia (11)

            Epithet: karroo Hayne (1)

Synonyms: Acacia dekindtiana A.Chev., Acacia inconflagrabilis Gerstner, Acacia natalitia E.Meyer

dekindtiana => in honor of Eugène Dekindt (1865-1905), German plant collector in Angola

inconflagrabilis => does not burn

karroo => semiarid plateau region of southwest South Africa

natalitia => of births or birthdays

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Acacia karroo at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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