The Umbrella Thorn is a species of Acacia and is found over most of eastern and northern Africa.
It is found in savanna and has a distinctive spreading canopy.
The temperature where it grows has a big impact on the size that the tree attains. In the hottest regions it can reach a height of 20 metres.
The wood of the Umbrella Thorn is used for a variety of purposes including the manufacture of furniture and fence posts. The bark, gum, leaves and roots are all used for different purposes.