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pontus

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Acacia Karoo?
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:24:53 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I am trying to find some plants of acacia karoo, it seems unfindable in european nurseries...:(

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Re: Acacia Karoo?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 12:43:55 PM »
You may well be correct, but isn't it spelled 'karroo'?
Almost in Scotland.

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Re: Acacia Karoo?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 12:49:44 PM »
......... but isn't it spelled 'karroo'?

From Kew :   " It is named after the Karoo region of the former Cape Province of South Africa"

From http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/acaciakar.htm :

 "The name Acacia is derived from Greek "akis" a point or barb. Karroo is one of the old spellings of karoo which cannot be corrected because of the laws governing botanical nomenclature (giving of names)."
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Re: Acacia Karoo?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 01:08:07 PM »
I don't much trust eBay but you appear to be able to buy the seeds through this vendor: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-and-Easy-Indoor-Bonsai-Trees-From-Seed-Acacia-/310767156942
Almost in Scotland.

 


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