Scientific name - Acacia sieberiana
Popular names - acacie, papierbasdoring, muzenze, cheare.
Distribution and Habitat - grows in the savannah, in semi-arid regions of Africa, from 0-1850 m altitude.
Description - tree, 3-25 m tall, rounded crown. Trunk 6 feet tall. Bark rough, yellow, flaking in small scales rectangular. Spines in pairs at nodes, 0.6 - 12 cm. Leaves pubescent, dublupenatcompuse, 6-23 pairs of leaflets in turn composed of 14-52 leaflets, 2 - 6.5 x 0.5 - 1.5 mm, narrow-oblong, rounded at the top. Flowers cream, white or pale yellow in capitule 13 mm diameter, a 5 cm long pedicel. Fruit brown, with edges parallel, 9-21 x 1.7 - 3.5 cm, glabra, indehiscente. 12 seeds, 1 cm long.
Requirements - prefer deep soils, well-drained.
Curiosity - & lsquo; Acacia 'derives from the Greek' Akis' = point. The species was named after the botanist Wilhelm Sieber, plant collector in the 18th century.
Bark and pods contain tannin.
Trees and shrubs
Tree 15-40 m high, trunk 1 m in diameter. Subsesile leaves or stalks, stalks up to 3 cm long, glabru or glabrescent; language to narrow obovata ovata, ovat-lanceolata, 6-15 x 2.5-7 cm, margins evening, the round, top-acute acuminata.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Acer platanoides - norway maple
Acer platanoides - used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, but also the green street.
In the United States was introduced around 1700 in East Pensilveniei. It was introduced as ornamental species, the green street, in many areas of culture out of control and become invasive species.
Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
Succulent perennial. Short stem with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, obovata-spatulate, concave, tomentoase. Blossom side, 20-30 cm long, flowers campanulata, yellow-orange, 5 SEPA, 5 petals, 10 stamens.
Herbaceous perennial calcifuga, dioica, 30 cm high, caespitosa, densely pubescent. Prostrata strain or upward. Leaves acute seriacee with obvious central rib, lower leaves 9 x 1.5 cm subspatulate to oblong-lanceolata, ribbed, those of the middle stem is elliptical to oblong-lanceolata, united at the base.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958