Acacia crassicarpa

Acacia crassicarpa

Acacia crassicarpa

(Thick-podded Salwood)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Mimosaceae

Species

Acacia crassicarpa

Common name

Thick-podded Salwood

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; shrub, small tree

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This species chiefly found in coastal areas has strongly falcate phyllodes from 11 to 20 cm long, with about 7 veins more prominent than the rest. Spikes are 2-6 per axil, the prominently striated, woody pod is 2.5-3.5 cm wide, aril is pale yellow