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
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Bush deciduu, wood. Iregulata crown, branches couples glabra, 4-5 m high. Leaves alternate, simple, rough, 12 x 2-4 cm long, the upper part at first is tomentoasa then becomes glabra, opaque green, the underside is silver viloasa easy.
Evergreen shrub, 2-3 m high, stem thin, highly ramified, almost glabru. Leaves alternate, petiolate, membranous, paripenat compound, 2-3 pairs of folio; stipele linear, obsolete, or oblong-folio oblonga lanceolata, 5 x 1 cm, top acute or obtuse, base round and asymmetrical, the ventral green, glabra .
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Firmiana simplex - also known as Sterculia platanifolia, was named in honor of Karl Joseph von Firmiana (1718-1782).
Firmiana simplex - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens in shady and protected from winds exhibitions.
Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.
Petunia hybrida - herbaceous, annual, used as an ornamental species in parks, gardens and terraces. Hybrid species derived from Petunia integrifolia and Petunia axillaris by Atkins in 1834.
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.