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1993 Namibia 10 Cents coin pendant Camelthorn tree Windhoek African desert Ovambo Kavango people sun Namibian safari necklace n000771

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Namibia 10 Cents {1993-2012} 2S

front: Camelthorn tree (Acacia erioloba), partial stylized sun

Vachellia erioloba (camel thorn, giraffe thorn is a tree of southern Africa in the family Fabaceae. Its preferred habitat is the deep dry sandy soils in parts of South Africa, Botswana, the western areas of Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is also native to Angola, south-west Mozambique, Zambia and Swaziland. The tree was first described by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer and Johann Franz Drège in 1836. The camel thorn is a protected tree in South Africa.

The name 'camel thorn' refers to the fact that giraffe (kameelperd in Afrikaans) commonly feed on the leaves with their specially-adapted tongue and lips that can avoid the thorns. The scientific name 'erioloba' means "wooly lobe", a reference to the ear-shaped pods

back: Namibia coat of arms with Oryx supporters

• quantity 1
• polished Nickel plated Steel coin
• diameter: 21.5 mm
• weight: 3.5 g

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