Senegalia nigrescens

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Senegalia nigrescens
Acacia nigrescens, habitus, Steenbokpan, a.jpg
In Limpopo, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Senegalia
Species: S. nigrescens
Binomial name
Senegalia nigrescens
(Oliv.) P. J. H. Hurter
  • Acacia nigrescens Oliv.

The Knobthorn (Senegalia nigrescens) is a deciduous African tree, growing up to 18 m tall,[1] that is found in savanna regions from West Africa to South Africa. The tree is resistant to drought, not resistant to frost and its hard wood is resistant to termites.[1] Giraffes often browse on the flowers and foliage of this tree, while the seed pods and foliage are browsed on by a range of mammals, including elephants.[2]



  1. ^ a b Masupa, Thabo. "Senegalia nigrescens (as Acacia nigrescens)". National Herbarium, Pretoria. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Van Wyk, Piet (2008). Field guide to the TREES of the Kruger National Park. Cape Town: Struik. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-77007-759-1. 

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