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Faidherbia albida, an important ‘Fertilizer Tree’
By: Bob Hargrave
Faidherbia albida exhibits reverse leaf phenology, losing its leaves at the beginning of the rainy season just as farmers want full sun for their crops. While most other species flower before or during the rains, the apple ring acacia flowers and leafs out at the end of the rainy season providing shade for animals, pods for food and blossoms for bees.