Two twigs of whistling thorn acacia.

Scientific name: Vachellia drepanolobium

Whistling thorn acacia trees protect themselves with hundreds of sharp spines. The base of these spines also provides a home for ants.

The whistling thorn acacia gets its name from the sound the wind makes as it blows across the openings to the ants’ spiny homes.


  • Title: Whistling thorn acacia
  • Type: Dry botanic material

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