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Whistling Thorn (Vachellia drepanolobium), Masai Mara, Kenya

Whistling Thorn (Vachellia drepanolobium), Masai Mara, Kenya

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Uploaded 19 Jun 2016 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2016 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Whistling Thorn is a swollen-thorn vachellia native to East Africa. It produces a pair of straight thorns at each node, some of which have large bulbous bases. These swollen thorns are naturally hollow and occupied by any one of several symbiotic ant species.
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