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Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens

Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. nilotica
Subspecies: A. n. subsp. adstringens
Trinomial name
Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens
(Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
  • Acacia adansonii Guill. & Perr.
  • Acacia adstringens (Schum. & Thonn.) Berhaut
  • Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd. var. adstringens (Schum. & Thonn.) Baker f.
  • Acacia nilotica (L.) Delile subsp. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
  • Mimosa adstringens Schum. & Thonn.



Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens is a perennial tree. It is not listed as being threatened. Some common names for it are Cassie, Piquants Blancs and Piquant Lulu. Its geographic distribution includes Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean area and the Middle East.

Acacia nilotica subsp. adstringens is difficult to tell apart from Acacia karoo without seeing the seed pods.[1]



The tree's wood heartwood has a density of about 0.945 g/cm³ and its sapwood has a density of about 0.827 g/cm³.[2]



  1. ^ ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ FAO

General references

  • Acacia
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