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Paper-bark by craigcryptoking

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· @craigcryptoking ·
Hey everyone, this is one of my favourite tree's and by these pics it is not too tough to see why...

My Son, his mother and myself recently went for a walk, in an area called Wonderboom, turns out many tree's in the area are Wonderful....


Check out my post here where I featured some monster reptiles on this very same walk: https://hive.blog/nature/@craigcryptoking/likkewaan-water-monitor-taking-a-dive



More here as per wikipedia:

Vachellia sieberiana, until recently known as Acacia sieberiana[5][6][7] and commonly known as the paperbark thorn or paperbark acacia, is a tree native to southern Africa and introduced into Pakistan.[4] It is used in many areas for various purposes. The tree varies from 3 to 25 m in height, with a trunk diameter of 0.6 to 1.8 m.[8] It is not listed as being a threatened species.[4]



Vachellia sieberiana is valued largely as a source of forage, medicine and wood. The inner bark is a source of fibre purposes such as stringing beads[8]). The gum is edible) and both livestock and game animals browse the tree and feed on the dropped pods, spreading viable seeds in their dung.

Close-up of the leaves

The creamy-white, spherical flower heads

A close-up of the papery bark that gives the tree its vernacular name
The flowers of the tree make good forage for bees and bee hives are put directly in the trees to exploit the resource.[8] The leaves of the tree commonly release toxic chemical compounds when the tree has been heavily browsed, some of the compounds may release hydrogen cyanide when ingested, which may be lethal to cattle. The fallen pods and foliage can provide lifesaving forage during dry times of the year.[8]

The gum of the tree is used as food, as an adhesive, and as an ingredient in making ink.

Traditional medicinal uses
In Africa, the bark or root is used to treat urinary tract inflammation. The bark has astringent properties and it is used to treat colds, cough, and childhood fever.[8] According to the World AgroForestry Centre,

"A decoction of the root is taken as remedy for stomach-ache. The bark, leaves and gums are used to treat tapeworm, bilharzia, haemorrhage, orchitis, colds, diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, kidney problems, syphilis, ophthalmia, rheumatism and disorders of the circulatory system. It is also used as an astringent. The pods serve as an emollient, and the roots for stomach-ache, acne, tapeworms, urethral problems, oedema and dropsy."[8]



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