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Family: FABACEAE 

 Elephantorrhiza elephantina
 
  
Author:  Homer Collar Skeels 1909
Family:  Fabaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  20-60 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Eland's Bean, Eland's Wattle, Elephant's Root.
Synonyms:  Acacia elephantina, Burchell. 1824, Acacia elephanthorhiza A. P. de Candolle, Elephantorrhiza burchellii Benth.
Got it from:  Juelsminde, Danmark
Year:  2003
  

This member of the Fabaceae family was given this name by Homer Collar Skeels in 1909. It is found in the southern part of Africa, growing in a well-drained soil with lots of water in summer and some sun. The thickened root is said to be more then eight meters long, although I doubt it. Guess six centimetres in diameter with annual branches of 20 to 60 centimetres are more correct although the related/subspecies; Elephantorrhiza burkii can grow to six metres.

Seen as Mimosaceae and of cause as Leguminosae.