Acacia erioloba, the Camelthorn, is one of the most characteristic tree species of the drylands of southern Africa. The pods are eaten by elephants and giraffes, the fragrant bark makes a natural perfume and its fearsome, two-pronged thorns are deeply respected by walkers and drivers alike. In this episode of the African Plant Hunter, Gus, takes us on an introductory tour of a reclining Camelthorn tree (reclining because it was pushed over by a hungry elephant, eager to get to the juicy pods in its upper branches!).
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