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
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Bark gray young branches are yellow-green. Leaves alternate; paripenat-compound, 4-6 pairs of folio oval-elliptic, 10-35 mm long, dark green in summer and autumn yellow, 5-10 cm long; spinescente Stipe. Flowers solitary, Corola yellow, 20-25 mm long, increase the armpit leaves, blooming from May to June.
Corylus avellana - hazelnut
Corylus avellana - shrub, common in Europe and western Asia, from plains to 1,200 m altitude, increase in association with Acer pseudoplatanus, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Fraxinus excelsior, Lonicera xylosteum, Salix caprea, Sambucus nigra and Sorbus aria.
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.
Reseda phyteuma - annual or perennial grass, native to southern Europe and southwest Asia, North Africa, it grows on basic soils, grassy edges of roads, from 0 to 1900 m altitude.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.