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Ant Gall Acacia , Acacia Drepanolobium , Commonly Known As Whistling Thorn , Ser ...

Ant Gall Acacia , Acacia Drepanolobium , Commonly Known As Whistling Thorn , Ser ...

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Description: Ant Gall Acacia , Acacia drepanolobium , commonly known as Whistling Thorn , Serengeti National Park , Tanzania , East Africa , Whistling thorn acacias are myrmecophytes that have formed a mutualistic relationship with some species of ants , In exchange for shelter in the bulbous thorns domatia and nectar secretions , these ants apparently defend the tree against herbivores , such as elephant and giraffe , as well as herbivorous insects ,

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