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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae family

Acacia nilotica
(Linnaeus) Willdenow ex Delile
, Descr. Egypte. Hist. Nat. 2(1): 79. 1813.
Bas.: Mimosa nilotica Linnaeus (1753).

Naturalized small tree of open dry coastal areas.
Common Gros Islet. Rare/absent elsewhere.
Native to Africa.
There are three spiny 'acacia' trees with yellow flowers, Vachellia farnesiana, Vachellia macracantha
and Acacia nilotica. They are most easily distinguished by their pods.