SA No. 155

Albizia harveyi

Bosveldvalsdoring / Bushveld false thorn

Family: Mimosaceae

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


With their small leaves and flat pods, canat a distance easily be confused with one of the Senegalia species. They are thornless and widely distributed in the northern parts of South Africa, prefering dry bushveld.

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Like the other Albizia species, they bear creamy white flowers and attracts lots of insects and insect eating birds. Fork-tailed drongos, Yellow and Red-billed Hornbills, Crimson-breasted Shrikes, Little bee eaters, Whitefronted bee eater, Long-tailed shrike and White-crested helmet shrikes are but a few bird species that can be seen during this time.

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