A Symbol of Resilience and Patience~The Acacia Tree of the Arabian Desert -شجرة السمرة 


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

Acacia Tortilis, highly reselient woody flora of the desert.
A whole tree of Acacia tortillas. I took this picture in the city of Alain during my morning walk on the weekend.

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.

Acacia tortilis (Samur). The blossom of Acacia Tortilis, this picture was shot in Alain Abu Dhabi UAE
The flowering of the tree. The blossom of Acacia Tortilis. The tree flowering season is Feb and March

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

Acacia Tortilis
The fruit or pods: The beautiful pods of the resilient tree can be seen guarded by sharp spines
Acacia tortillas juvenile shrub, million of spurs to protect the bush in the juvenile age from grazing/browsing
The spines or spurs; Million of spurs to protect the bush in the juvenile age from grazing/browsing
The close view of the compound leaf of the Acacia tortilis
The leaf; A Close View of the Compound Leaves
A Hard and Resilient Creature, Acacia tree near the Hili archeological roundabout in Hili Alain.
A Hard and Resilient Creature, Acacia tree near the Hili archeological roundabout in Hili Alain.
The Tree has its own artistic structure, a heart-touching beauty. I took this picture in the Alain city
The Tree has its own artistic structure, a heart-touching beauty. I took this picture in the Alain city
Plastic and other Rubbish Thrown in the Acacia tree.
We must care and respect the nature. The plastics and other rubbish is thrown in this precious creature. It is hazardous and dangerous for the tree health and the environment at large

3 thoughts on “A Symbol of Resilience and Patience~The Acacia Tree of the Arabian Desert -شجرة السمرة 

  1. Fowzi July 13, 2020 / 6:56 am

    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.

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    • Dr Raziq July 13, 2020 / 8:02 am

      Thanks for the great information. Please if you further tell about the cooking method of the seeds.

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