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Acacia laeta

Acacia laeta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. laeta
Binomial name
Acacia laeta

Range of Acacia laeta

Acacia laeta is a perennial shrub or tree growing to a height of 4-10m. Its flowers are yellow to creamy white and they appear near the end of the rainiest part of the year.[1] It is native to Africa and the Middle East.[2]


Parts of the tree are used for dyestuff.[1]

The tree is used for fodder; the foliage and seed pods make good forage for livestock and the tree stands up well to this use.[1]

It produces an edible gum. [1]

Water and heat are used to extract tannin from the tree's bark for use in tanning hides.[1]

The wood is used for fuel, charcoal and domestic construction. It is used to make wooden posts for fences.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f AgroForestryTree Database
  2. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb

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