Bull horn acacia, Acacia sp.: symbiotic ants & signature of doctrines

Photo by Bob Thomas, Tropical Ecology Centre, Belize, May 2012, flowers, thorns, & leaves.

Photo by Kevin Zansler, Tropical Ecology Centre, Belize, May 2012, thorns.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Tikal, Guatemala, May 2010, thorns=myrmecodomatia – note entrance hole.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Costa Rica, open myrmecodomatia showing ants and eggs.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Costa Rica, note small nectaries at base of stem next to myrmecodomatia.

Photo by Bob Thomas, San Miguel Village, Toledo District, Belize, April 2004, orange Beltian bodies on tips of leaflets.Photo by Bob Thomas, Tikal, Guatemala, showing that the length of the forearm is the correct dosage of bullhorn acacia root to use as a tea to treat venomous snakebite, May 2008.

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