The Concept of Icecream plants and the desert flora
Acacia tortilis tree is an incredible desert creature. It survives in harsh and hostile ecosystems and resists the normal weathering conditions but evolves its resistance to the changing climates. The desert flora is really unique and highly adapted. Such flora is a food of choice for desert animals and domesticated livestock. Some species of desert flora are highly palatable by the camels and the author has given the name of Icecream plant species for camels. The Ice Cream Species of Plants for the Camel and Goat. Part 1
Exploration of the nature and desert
I always tried to explore and learn the features of strength, patience, and resilience of plants and animals. See the beautiful and special tree, the Acacia of the desert ecosystem. The botanical name is Acacia tortilis and the local names are Samr, Samur, and Salam. How strong it is? survive long periods of droughts and resist deserts’ storms.
Samr in Arabic شجرة السمرة
I’m talking about the Acacia Tortilis (Samr, Samur, or Salam), a compound leaf, the thorny and hardy tree of the Arabian desert. Highly resistant trees of drylands and the desert. The camel and goats both like it. Such strong and resilient plants products give camels strong feelings of survival. TERRESTRIAL HABITATS
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Acacia Tortilis tree is widespread and grew throughout the somali peninsula and east African savanna. Honey from its little white flowers are sweet and one of the best. Somalis called #QUDHAC and its buds are eaten by all animals particularly camels, goats, and sheep. Its dry seeds are aslo cooked and consumed during the dry seasons by the nomad and livestock.
Thanks for the great information. Please if you further tell about the cooking method of the seeds.
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