Acacia raddiana, Twisted Acacia, Common Acacia,
Hebrew: שיטה סלילנית, Arabic, السنط اللولبي

Scientific name:  Acacia raddiana Savi
English name:  Twisted Acacia, Common Acacia
Hebrew/שם עברי:  שיטה סלילנית
Arabic/الاسم العربي:  السنط اللولبي
Español:  Acacia raddiana
Family:  Mimosaceae, שיטיים

Israel Wildflowers, Acacia raddiana, Twisted Acacia, Common Acacia, שיטה סלילנית

Life form:  Tree
Spinescence:  Stipules
Leaves:  Alternate, compound
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:  June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Habitat:  Desert, thermophilous (heat-loving)
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Sudanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Acacia raddiana,Twisted Acacia,Common Acacia, שיטה סלילנית


Derivation of the botanical name:
Acacia, from the Greek word akis, meaning a point or a barb.
raddiana, named for Giusepe Raddi (1770-1829), Italian botanist. In 1828 he was appointed a member of the commission that was charged with studying the Egyptian hieroglyphs under the direction of Champollion, but he was taken sick and died in Rhodes on his return to Florence.
  • The standard author abbreviation Savi is used to indicate Gaetano Savi (17691844), an Italian naturalist.
The Acacia raddiana, Spiraled acacia has a rather vertical trunk, out of which secondary branches grow, producing an irregular foliage crown.

Bible resources:
  1. Exodus 25:5
    ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather ; acacia wood;
  2. Exodus 25:10
    [ The Ark ] “Have them make an ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
  3. Exodus 25:13
    Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
  4. Exodus 25:23
    [ The Table ] “Make a table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.
  5. Exodus 25:28
    Make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them.
  6. Exodus 26:15
    “Make upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
  7. Exodus 26:26
    “Also make crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,
  8. Exodus 26:32
    Hang it with gold hooks on four posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold and standing on four silver bases.
  9. Exodus 26:37
    Make gold hooks for this curtain and five posts of acacia wood overlaid with gold. And cast five bronze bases for them.
  10. Exodus 27:1
    [ The Altar of Burnt Offering ] “Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.
  11. Exodus 27:6
    Make poles of acacia wood for the altar and overlay them with bronze.
  12. Exodus 30:1
    [ The Altar of Incense ] “Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
  13. Exodus 30:5
    Make the poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold.
  14. Exodus 35:7
    ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather ; acacia wood;
  15. Exodus 35:24
    Those presenting an offering of silver or bronze brought it as an offering to the LORD, and everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it.
  16. Exodus 36:20
    They made upright frames of acacia wood for the tabernacle.
  17. Exodus 36:31
    They also made crossbars of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of the tabernacle,
  18. Exodus 36:36
    They made four posts of acacia wood for it and overlaid them with gold. They made gold hooks for them and cast their four silver bases.
  19. Exodus 37:1
    [ The Ark ] Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
  20. Exodus 37:4
    Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
  21. Exodus 37:10
    [ The Table ] They made the table of acacia wood—two cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and a half high.
  22. Exodus 37:15
    The poles for carrying the table were made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold.
  23. Exodus 37:25
    [ The Altar of Incense ] They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide and two cubits high —its horns of one piece with it.
  24. Exodus 37:28
    They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with gold.
  25. Exodus 38:1
    [ The Altar of Burnt Offering ] They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.
  26. Exodus 38:6
    They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
  27. Deuteronomy 10:3
    So I made the ark out of acacia wood and chiseled out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
  28. Isaiah 41:19
    I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together,
  29. Joel 3:18
    “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the LORD’s house and will water the valley of acacias.

Acacia raddiana,Twisted Acacia,Common Acacia, שיטה סלילנית