What is an Acacia?
Acacia s.l., known commonly as mimosa, acacia, thorn tree or wattle, is a polyphyletic genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae.
It was described by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1773 based on the African species Acacia nilotica.
Where Can I Buy Acacia In South Africa?
Is Acacia available in South Africa?
The species are a prominent feature in the Savanna biome (bushveld) in South Africa. Still, they can also form local dominant stands in other biomes such as the Grassland and Nama-Karoo biomes. Those with a broad distribution range, like V. karroo, occur in several biomes .
What is the new name for Acacia in South Africa?
Vachellia karroo, (synonym Acacia karroo} commonly known as the sweet thorn, common acacia, Karoo thorn, Cape gum or cockspur thorn, is a species of Vachellia, in the Mimosa sub-family (Mimosoideae) of the Fabaceae or pea family, which is native to southern Africa from southern Angola east to Mozambique.