Species

Acacia decurrens

Etymology

Acacia: Derived from Greek 'akazo' to sharpen, meaning point; spine or thorn.

Common Name(s)

green wattle

Authority

Acacia decurrens Willd.

Family

Fabaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Habitat

Waste places and dry hillsides.

Features

Small to large tree, stems sparsely hairy. Leaves 2-pinnate with widely spaces dark green pinnules. The inflorescence consists of numerous medium yellow globbose heads arranged in racemes, more or less equal to the leaves. The seed pod is glabrous and straight up to 100 x 8 mm.

Similar Taxa

It has been confused with A. mearnsii, but can be distinguished by the sparsely hairy stems and darker flower colour. It is most similar to A. paramattense, but can be separated by the widely spaced pinnules.

Flowering

July, August, September.

Flower Colours

Yellow

Year Naturalised

1880

Origin

E. Australia, Tasmania


This page last updated on 8 May 2011