''Vachellia erioloba'' is a southern African legume. Its preferred habitat is the deep dry sandy soils of the Transvaal, western Free State, northern Cape Province, Botswana, and the western areas of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The tree was first described by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer and Johann Franz Drège in 1836.
The tree can grow up to 17 metres high and is commonly found in Namibia. Its name refers to the fact that giraffe and camels commonly graze on the harder-to-reach succulent.. more