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Acacia tortilis (Forssk.)Hayne

Synonyms

Mimosa tortilis

Common names

Samar, Samr, samur, Umbrella Thorn

Extract from Wikipedia article

Vachellia tortilis, widely known as Acacia tortilis but attributed by APG III to the Vachellia genus, is the umbrella thorn acacia, also known as umbrella thorn and Israeli babool, a medium to large canopied tree native primarily to the savanna and Sahel of Africa (especially Sudan), but also occurring in the Middle East.

Shoot of Umbrella Thorn (Acacia tortilis) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkShoot of Umbrella Thorn (Acacia tortilis) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Location on mapsMazra`at Turayna, Qatar
Leaves of Acacia tortilis near Harrarah. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkLeaves of Acacia tortilis near Harrarah. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Location on mapsخط الوكير، Qatar
Small white flowers of Acacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkSmall white flowers of Acacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) in area of Nakhsh Mountain near Salwa Road in southern Qatar, May 8, 2015
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in area of Nakhsh Mountain near Salwa Road in southern Qatar, May 8, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Seedling of Acacia tortilis(?) tree in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of Acacia tortilis(?) tree in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Location on mapsQatar-UAE Road, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) at sunrise in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) at sunrise in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) in a desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in a desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Acacia tortilis(?) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.