asak Forsk. Willd.
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InterestIn Ethiopia, foliage and pods are browsed by cattle, sheep and camels. Produces a edible gum that is marketed in Somalia and has similar properties to gum arabic from A. senegal (Wickens et al. 1995).
Other NotesCommon names: Eritrea: Haq (Tigre), Sokoih'to (Damkali); Sudan: Haq (Beni Amer), Hashab (Arabic), Hashab (Halenga). Species characteristics : Shrub or tree to 10 m high, bark on young stems yellow and peeling. With a single or three prickles, it belongs to the Acacia senegal complex. Found on rocky ground, and in deciduous bushland, in stream valleys and wadis. Recorded as browse for livestock. Distribution: Ethiopia (Welo); Sudan (Kordofan, Ash Sharqiyah); Chad (Chari-Baguirmi) ; Eritrea. also in Arabia. Specimen total: 45 Degree squares: 11 Collection years: 1800-1984 Phenology : Flowering period: Feb(1), Mar(2), Apr(2), May(1), Jun(2), Sep(4), Oct(1), Dec(1) Fruiting period: Jan(4), Feb(1), Mar(3), Apr(5), May(1), Jun(1), Jul(1), Aug(1), Dec(1) Altitude range: 170-(200-1000)-1900m