Acacia nilotica (Gum Arabic Tree)

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Acacia nilotica, commonly known as the Gum Arabic tree or Nile Acacia, is a deciduous tree native to Africa and parts of the Indian subcontinent. It plays a vital role in ecosystems and agricultural systems in arid and semi-arid regions, providing multiple benefits that contribute to soil fertility, wildlife habitat, and the livelihoods of communities relying on its resources.

Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)
Climate: Arid, Semi-arid, Tropical, Subtropical
Height: Can grow up to 15–25 meters tall, with a canopy that can spread up to 15 meters wide
Lifespan: Typically lives for about 40–100 years, depending on environmental conditions
Ecological Value:
        • Nitrogen Fixation
        • Shade
        • Soil Erosion Control
        • Wildlife Habitat
Crop Value:
        • Timber production
        • Gum Arabic Production: a natural gum with various commercial uses in food, pharmaceutical, and other industries
Nutritional Value:
        • Fodder: Leaves and pods serve as valuable forage for livestock during dry seasons
        • Medicinal Use: Various parts of the tree are utilized in traditional medicine for their therapeutic properties