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Acacia spp.

Acacia spp.

(Wattles)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Mimosaceae

Species

Acacia spp.

Common name

Wattle

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; shrubs, trees

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This large genus is represented on campus by at least five different species. Except for A. bidwillii (Corkwood wattle), which has bipinnate leaves, and has been transferred to the genus Vachellia, the others have simple leaves which are technically known as phyllodes. The most common species with flowers in spikes are: A. aulacocarpa, A. auriculiformis, A. celsa, A. crassicarpa, A. holosericea, A. leptostachya, A. mangium. Species with flowers in heads are: Acacia/Vachellia bidwillii, A. flavescens, A. leptoloba, A. simsii.

Acacia spp.