Acacia exuvialisFlaky-thorn Acacia

Family: Mimosoideae

Scientific Name: Acacia exuvialis

Common names: Flaky thorn Acacia

SANTN: 164

Description: Very thorny small bush tree with tiny leaves, that could grow up to 4 meters. Commonly found in the semi-desert and dry regions of Namibia and Botswana.

Medical uses: Non known.

Superstition uses:

Nutritive uses: Has little value as food for animals, due to tiny leaves and lots of thorns.

Other uses:

Interesting Facts: Termites often build their mounts around the trunk of this tree, or harvest the leaves and bark.

Credits: Christian Fourie.