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Acacia polyacantha
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Acacia polyacantha

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Acacia polyacantha, (Mimosaceae). White Thorn (e), Witdoring (a), nkowakowa (tso), tshikwalo (v). Semi-hardy, striking, deciduous large, fast growing tree with attractive whitish flaky bark that is in contrast to the dark, elegant, feathery, drooping leaves. This tall tree is often flat-topped. White flowers in 12cm long spikes, appear with the new leaves from Sept. to Dec. This tree has many magical and medicinal uses. A good form and shade tree with horizontal branching patterns that giving it a distinctive profile. It is host plant to 2 moth species, the larvae of which are edible and a favourite traditional food source. Size 10 to 20m. Sowing : The seeds may be immersed in boiling water and soaked overnight to soften the hard, outer seed coat. They may then be sown in well-drained, sifted potting soil and placed in a warm place until they germinate. Germination may take between 1 and 4 weeks. Locality : Pietersburg. Date of harvest : Jan 2017