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Acacia

Acacia

Origin: L. From gr.; orig. The name of a thorny tree found in Egypt; prob. Fr. The root ak to be sharp. See acute.

1. A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.

2. (Science: medicine) The inspissated juice of several species of acacia.

Synonym: gum acacia, and gum arabic.


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:?: Papers on Acacia cincinnata

:?: Papers on Acacia cincinnata!!!! I fail to find something about Acacia cincinnata, please help me

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by travelling
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:14 am
 
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amazing coevolution

... along, attempt to mate with it and pick up the pollen. -flowers that smell like and resemble decaying flesh to attract flies for pollination. -the acacia tree that has developed buds that release a specific nectar ideal for it's ant inhabitant in return for ant protection from herbivores. - ants ...

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Re: Identify the plant

... kind of hard without a flower. It is obviously a legume (Fabaceae). Probably Mimosa subfamily. If you are in Australia, I would guess maybe an Acacia??

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by wildman
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:35 am
 
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Re: Purpose of the plant

for example rhagodia parabolica that is the scrubs. one more is acacia deacbata is tree. thnx The two plants you list are ausi plants.Your second example should be Acacia dealbata, a legume type family. I never been to Australia, but hope to some day. You ...

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by MichaelXY
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:27 am
 
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Re: Purpose of the plant

for example rhagodia parabolica that is the scrubs. one more is acacia deacbata is tree. thnx

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by fungfree
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:03 am
 
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