Acacia gaumeri Blake; box katsin. Tree of lax habit, main trunk often more or less horizontal, bearing numerous elongate branches; bark separating into. Senegalia gaumeri is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is found only in Mexico. (Source: Wikipedia. Photo: (c) Alfredo Dorantes Euan, all rights. Descriptions and articles about Acacia gaumeri in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution; Physical Description; Type Information; Ecology;. .

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Checklists specific search options Observed during. So, here’s an acacia that’s almost but not quite a woody vine. Remember me Forgot password?

The only thick trunk around was the Spanish Plum’s. User Group specific search options Title.

Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Curious about what this acacia’s trunk might look like, I scanned the surrounding forest for a trunk appropriately thick for a ft-high tree. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. Search in all groups Search within this group. User specific search options User. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.

Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. If something bad happens to the species in our area it’s in trouble, and in fact there’s reason for a bit of concern.

Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. I know of no other Acacia like this. Technology Biodiversity in India. By the jog’s end there’s enough light to see what the smudges are: However, if there’s something to lean on, this species seems capable of growing high while maintaining a slender trunk. What’s noteworthy about this species is its growth form. Katzin or Catzim is a general name applied to several spiny acacia species. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.


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Document specific search options Title. Of course campesinos looking for good ground for their cornfields prefer rich, black soil, so clearing ground for cornfields impacts Gaumer’s Acacia much more severely than one might expect.

Related observations Show all. Or, Login with your user account:. That listing appears at http: I became aware of the growth form one afternoon when I noticed the species’ big panicles of flowers and ferny leaves overtopping the Spanish Plum tree behind my hut — a good forty feet up.

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Observation specific search options Observed during. Some trees standing alone do develop regular trunks. You can see some during the day above.

When I traced the high acacia’s stems to the ground, its trunk at chest level turned out to be no thicker than my arm, which was incredibly slender for such a tall tree. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. They’re watermelon-size clusters of tiny, yellowish- cream flowers.


At the woods’ edge it rises up, then cascades back, maybe touching the ground. Natural History Natural History. Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. Surely the reason it’s of concern to the IUCN, despite its being so abundant here, is its tiny distribution. The thought adacia that a tree especially adapted to this part of the world might do well to have a slender, relatively limber trunk Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Uses and Management Uses and Management. Send a request for permission. The current acacua showing distribution of species is only indicative. All these features — the tiny, yellowish flowers with their many stamens clustered in large panicles on ferny-leafed branches also the branches are protected by short, recurved spines — are completely typical of the huge, mostly tropical, mostly Australian, genus Acacia.

My Maya friends point out that Gaumer’s Acacia grows only on the region’s rich, black soil, not the poorer red soil, which predominates. A twice divided bipinnate leaf typical of the acacias and the size of a hand with spread fingers is below:. In the forest it leans onto or even reclines on other woody species. Encyclopedia of Life EOL.

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