Black Monkey Thorn

Swartapiesdoring – Acacia burkei

  • Growth form similar to the Delagoa thorn and the Knob thorn
  • Important food source, monkeys enjoy the gum produced by the bark
  • Leaves & pods well liked by giraffe – their tough lips, long prehensile tongue and hard horny palate are apparently impervious to the sharp spines
  • Many caterpillars have evolved pale stripes or outgrowths as an effective camouflage among the 5 leaflets of the compound leaves
  • Some sap-sucking beetles even mimic the prickles on the tree.
Reptiles

Reptiles

Agama Boomslang (Tree Snake) Tree Agama Egyptian Cobra Flap-necked Chameleon Nile Crocodile Common...

Mammals

Mammals

Aardvark (Antbear) Chacma Baboon Lesser Bushbaby Thick-tailed Bushbaby Dassie (Hyrax) Caracal...

Grasses

Grasses

Croceras macrum Andropogon gayanus Andropogon chinensis Aristida adscensionis Aristida cangesta...

White Seringa

White Seringa

Witsering - Kirkia acuminata Wood is prized for crafting bowls, spoons and items of furniture...

White Resin Tree

White Resin Tree

Witharpuisboom - Ozoroa engleri Distinctive, drooping branches and leaves Contains a considerable...

Weeping Wattle

Weeping Wattle

Huilbbom - Peltophorum africanum Leaves are good as toilet paper Spittle beetle (frog hopper)...

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