1987T.F.J. Van RensburgIntro. to Fynbos 24River valleys usually contain dense sweet thorn (Acacia karroo).
1988J. Deacon inS. Afr. Panorama May 46One of the lower slopes..is densely wooded with yellow-flowering sweetthorns.
1990Clinning & Fourie inFauna & FloraNo.47, 11The common hook thorn Acacia caffra, sweet thorn Acacia karoo and umbrella thorn Acacia tortillis are the dominant species.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 254The sweet thorn, which has balled flowers, occurs almost everywhere and is the best known species [of acacia] in South Africa.
1992D.M.C. Fourie inPhilatelic Bulletin (No. 61)Sweet thorn is considered to be an indicator of sweet veld, but its common name refers to the sweet-scented flowers which attract masses of bees and other insects.
The shrub or small tree Acacia karroo of the Fabaceae, with long, straight, glossy-white paired thorns, and small, golden-yellow, fluffy flowers; doringhout; Karoo thorn, see Karoo3; soetdoring1; also called doringboom. Also attributive.
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