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Acacia mellifera (Black thorn)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Genus: Acacia

Acacia mellifera (Black thorn)

Flowers of the Black thorn (Acacia mellifera ssp. detinens) in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Ecological relationships

See also Ecological relationships of Acacia species in southern Africa.

Herbivores

List of Lepidoptera from Kroon (1999).

Cigaritis phanes

Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae

Larvae eat the leaves.

References

  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa. Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, South Africa.

 


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