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Useful Temperate Plants

Vachellia gummifera

(Willd.) Kyal. & Boatwr.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Acacia gummifera Willd.

Common Name: Mogador Gum

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General Information

Vachellia gummifera is a spiny, bushy shrub with erect to spreading branches; it can grow 3 - 6 metres tall. The bole can be up to 15cm in diameter[
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Grassland Species - Profiles
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http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
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Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
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A gum obtained in the wild from this plant was formerly often an item of commerce, being exported to several countries. It is only used on a local basis now.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

N. Africa - Morocco

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details

Vachellia gummifera grows best in semi-arid to arid Mediterranean bio-climates with mild to warm winters[
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Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
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Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
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Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
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Requires a sunny position. Needs a well-drained soil, growing wild in soils that are usually shallow, calcareous or siliceous[
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Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
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ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
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A slow-growing plant[
375
Title
Grassland Species - Profiles
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Gbase/Default.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Terse information on over 650 species of plants that grow in grassland, including trees, shrubs and perennial plants as well as grasses. Gives a brief description of the plant, its range and habitat and some of its uses.
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This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
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Title
Nodulation Plants in GRIN Taxonomy
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Website
http://www.ars-grin.gov/~sbmljw/cgi-bin/taxnodul.pl?language=en
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United States Department of Agriculture
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Description
An online database listing plants that have either positive or negative reports on root and stem nodulation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
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Edible Uses

A gum obtained from the trunk and branches has a sweet flavour and is only partially soluble in water[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
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Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
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Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A gum is obtained from the trunk and branches. It is produced in tears that are usually dark-coloured, of a sweetish taste, and only partially soluble in water[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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