Senegalia mellifera is a very thorny shrub or small tree with a rounded or spreading flat crown, occurring in bushveld and semidesert areas. The bark varies from light to dark grey and is longitudinally fissured; these fissures are generally darker. Thorns occur in pairs at nodes which are spaced at intervals of 5–15 mm.
The thorns of Senegalia mellifera are hooked and blackish.
You may find stock of this indigenous tree at Random Harvest plant kwekery