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Who doesn’t see this tree and think: AFRICA? Do you picture lions lazing about beneath its shady boughs?
What used to be called Acacia tortilis has recently been updated to Vachellia tortilis, the Acacia genus being split into more genetically appropriate divisions.
No matter, the Umbrella Thorn Acacia Tree will always be a symbol of the African savannah.

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Learn a little more about this classic species:
Siyabona Africa
Plantz Africa
Experiment: Tree Profile

The thorns of acacias can grow so large that people use them to make dolls!
How crazy is that?! Awesomely creative! 😀

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Acacia Trees
Acacia Trees and Shrubs

Acacia trees in Australia tend NOT to have thorns, while acacias everywhere else in the world usually DO have thorns!

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