Name: Salam

Scientific name: Acacia ehrenbergiana

Type: Tree

Color: Green

Habitat: Depressions Areas,Sandy Areas

Size: 400 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: tree. Flowering. Apr–May. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent in sandy areas, often with other large shrubs and trees. Less less widely distributed than A. tortilis, but it is locally dominant in C and SE Qatar, especially at Al Sheehaniyah. Mandaville states that it is the commonest Acacia of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Uses: Animals graze on leaves and pods; stems are used as firewood and the species is a good sand stabiliser (El Amin). The plant has antimicrobial activity and extracts are used to produce a molluscicide to kill snails (Rizk & El-Ghazaly).