Black Monkey Thorn
Afrikaans name: Swartapiesdoring
The Black Monkey Thorn tree grows to a height of 12 metres or more. Some trees may reach 20 metres.
It gets its whitish-coloured flowers in Spring. These are followed by seedpods which are up to 9 cm in length.
The wood of this tree is heavy and used to make furniture and other household items.
The Black Monkey Thorn tree appears to be a popular tree for bonsai with many websites offering seeds.
References and further readingField Guide to the Acacias of South Africa - Author: Nico Smit - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 82
Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 60
Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Year Published: 2004? - Page: 206