SA No. 154

Albizia forbesii

Breepeulvalsdoring / Broadpod false-thorn

Family: Mimosaceae

Where can i find this tree.  Locations to follow soon – watch this space!

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These beautiful trees are found in the North eastern side of South Africa, and in contrast to their Mountain false thorn cousins, they prefer sandy soil instead of rocky hills. They have especially broad flat pods, which the name is also derived from. No thorns.

EPDA1567    OXQH3715

Birds:

When bearing flowers, look out for insect eating birds like Glossy starlings, Bee eaters, Lilac-breasted roller and Fork tailed drongos.

ENZM4789    QDRM0145

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