Camel Thorn
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This unique tree can be found in the wild in southern Africa. It has characteristic spiny branches and grey bark. The leaves are also distinctive, being long and thin with a deep red vein running down the centre. The flowers are small and yellow, and the pods are large and spiny.

The Camel Thorn (Vachellia erioloba) is an important part of the African landscape. It is best seen during the dry season, when its distinctive form can be easily spotted against the dusty backdrop of the African plains.

If you're lucky enough to see a Camel Thorn in the wild, be sure to take a moment to appreciate this remarkable tree.

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Geeky Facts about the Camel Thorn

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They have a self-supporting growth form.

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It is an ideal shrub/tree for a small or large garden.

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This tree was previously called Acacia erioloba.

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