EPPO Global Database

Acacia tortilis(ACATO)

Last modification: 2004-04-10

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ACATO
  • Preferred name: Acacia tortilis
  • Authority: (Forsskål) Hayne


Algeria to Egypt and Israel. Widespread in Africa

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Acacia tortilis subsp. tortilis (Forsskål) Hayne
Mimosa tortilis Forsskål
Vachellia tortilis (Forsskål) Galasso & Banfi

Common names
Name Language
umbrella thorn English
shittah sochechanit Hebrew
שִׁטָּה סוֹכְכָנִית Hebrew