Species Acacia decurrens
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Acacia:
Gk. akakia (a-kakos) = not good. Gk. ake, akis = a sharp point; probably refers to the spines (stipules) that are typical in many of these genera. The name given by early Greek botanistphysician Pedanius Dioscorides (c 40–90) to the Egyptian thorn, Vachellia nilotica, for its medicinal properties. However, this name remains controversial, and Southern African ‘Acacias’ are divided into two genera.
Etymology of decurrens:
From the Latin decurrens = extending downward beyond the place of insertion: a decurrent leaf is a sessile leaf having its base extending downward along the stem
Acacia decurrens (J.C. Wendl.) Willd.
Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willd.] 4(2): 1072 (1806)