AnAge entry for Vachellia tortilis
Classification (HAGRID: 04665)
Kingdom: Plantae (Taxon entry)
- Vachellia tortilis
- Common name
- Umbrella thorn
- Acacia tortilis
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 650 years (wild)
- ref. 1446
- Sample size
- Data quality
Radiocarbon dating and age scenarios based on the Gompertz growth equation were used to estimate the age of a small number of studied trees to be between 200 up to 650 years, but this remains unconfirmed for larger datasets .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Andersen and Krzywinski (2007), Longevity and growth of Acacia tortilis; insights from 14C content and anatomy of wood (PubMed)