5/18/2009

Acacia tree

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YEMEN SAIJIKI

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Acacia tree

***** Location: Yemen
***** Season: Summer
***** Category: Plant


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Explanation

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Schirmakazie (Acacia tortilis) umbrella thorn
Israeli babool



Schwarzdorn-Akazie (Acacia mellifera) blackthorn acacia
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the leaves are a food for the goats.

Heike Gewi

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Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae, first described in Africa by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in 1773. The plants tend to be thorny and pod-bearing. The name derives from (akis) which is Greek for a sharp point, due to the thorns in the type-species Acacia nilotica ("Nile Acacia") from Egypt.
Acacias are also known as thorntrees or wattles, including the yellow-fever acacia and umbrella acacias.

Acacia seeds are often used for food and a variety of other products.
Honey made by bees using the acacia flower as forage is considered a delicacy, appreciated for its mild flowery taste, soft running texture and glass-like appearance. Acacia honey is one of the few honeys which does not crystallize.

Various species of acacia yield gum. True gum arabic is the product of Acacia senegal, abundant in dry tropical West Africa from Senegal to northern Nigeria.

The most well known visitor to the Acacia is the known giraffe. Giraffes eat the most famous in Africa, the Acacia Tree. The Acacia tree is famous for its marvelous leaves.
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Worldwide use

Australia

Acacia pycnantha, Golden Wattle
National flower of Australia
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'National Wattle Day'
first of September
makes this a kigo for Australia
Its blossoms are seen toward the end of winter and it is felt as a harbinger of spring.


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Japan

kigo for early summer

akashia no hana アカシアの花 (あかしあのはな)
acacia blossoms
flower of the locust tree

harienju 針槐(はりえんじゅ)false (black) acacia
nise akashia ニセアカシア false acacia
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Akazienblüte

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Kenya




January breeze --
an acacia leaf floating
in my tea


Patrick Wafula


Thorn tree, Naivasha Thorn, Fever Tree
Acacia xanthophloea (scientific),
mgunga (Swahili)
. KENYA SAIJIKI .


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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


sweetened shadow
of my new found umbrella ...
acacia bloom


blackthorn in bloom -
the goat and I stare
at the same tree

Heike Gewi, Yemen, May 2009

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6 comments:

Ella Wagemakers said...

Your haiku are glorious, Heike!

acacia blossoms
whip welts on my legs
no longer visible

acacia tree
our old hut hidden
by the road

Z;>) Ella

WKD Facebook said...

a cloud of wild bees
all around the courtyard-
accacia blossoms

Vasile Moldovan, Romania

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

acacia blossoms
a goat devours
a bee surveys

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

acacia blossoms ~
children playing in
shadows and light

Gabi Greve said...

queuing for lunch -
an acacia leaf drops
on my clean plate

~ Isaac Ndirangu, Kenya

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These tree are very interesting because we can learn about different trees arounf the world, many countries have plants unique.