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Acacia raddiana, a characteristic acacia species especially of the Eastern Sahara. Despite the extremely tough thorns are the leaves regularly fed upon by camels. This causes the typical cone shape.

Acacia raddiana: thorns - Acacia tortilis, umbrella acacia, common species of the Southern savannahs of Africa

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