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Acacia galpinii

   (Family: Fabaceae)
Afrikaans: apiesdoring English: monkey-thorn  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Tree No.: 166
Height: 25 - 30m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Summer
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water),
Loam (gritty, moist, and retains water easily)
pH: neutral
Biome: Savanna
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Bees and wasps
  Flower info
  Creamy to light yellow
Bark / Stem type    Has thorns / Spines
  Leaf info EDIT
Fruit type EDIT
  Seed info EDIT
  Monkey-thorn is easy to propagate from seed that is not parasitized. Like other plants belonging to the Fabaceae, seed of this tree must be soaked in hot water overnight and then sown the next day. Seed must be sown in a seedling tray filled with river sand. To avoid unnecessary moisture loss, the seed can be covered with vermiculite. Seedlings are fairly fast-growing but must be protected from frost probably for the first growing season
Description EDIT
It is fast-growing and can reach 25-30 m wind hardy drought resistant.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
History EDIT
The name Acacia is derived from the Greek word 'akis', meaning a point or a spike, referring to the thorns in many Acacia species
Many insects such as bees and wasps and birds visit the flowers. Ripe fruit pods burst open, releasing the seeds. Seeds are also dispersed by animals eating the pods.
Ecology EDIT
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