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Vachellia nilotica (L.) P.J.H. Hurter & Mabb.

Synonyms

Acacia arabica, Acacia scorpioides

Common names

Gum arabic tree, Babul, Kikar, Egyptian thorn, Sant tree, Al-sant, prickly acacia, thorn mimosa, lekkerruikpeul, scented thorn, karuvela maram

Extract from Wikipedia article

Vachellia nilotica (widely known by the taxonomic synonym Acacia nilotica, or the common names gum arabic tree, Babul/Kikar, Egyptian thorn, Sant tree, Al-sant or prickly acacia; called thorn mimosa or prickly acacia in Australia; lekkerruikpeul or scented thorn in South Africa; karuvela maram in South India) is a species of Vachellia native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. It is also currently an invasive species of significant concern in Australia.[+]

LinkYellow flowers of Gum Arabic Tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica)(?) in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 11, 2014
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2015
Location on mapsAspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar
LinkConstricted pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkWhite-grey pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkSplit seed pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkWhite-grey constricted seed pods of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) planted near HBKU Research Complex in Education City. Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2016
LinkLarge gum arabic trees (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkLarge gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDry seed pods of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) on the ground in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2016
Location on mapsAl Jamiaa St, Doha, 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.