quarta-feira, 2 de março de 2011

In love with yourself

"Got your tummy full of love
Because you ate it
It hurts when you talk
And you dwell on it"

Acacia longifolia (Fabaceae)

Acacia derives from the greek Akis, spiny or thorny, given that the majority of species, especially african are thorny trees.
A. longifolia is a south australian species acclimatised in Portugal and South Africa where it is highly invasive in sandy areas and disturbed ground and favoured by fire outbreaks outcompeting most native species.
Further, they produce allelopathic substances that inhibit the growth of other plants around their root system, preventing competition.

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