Acacia decurrens

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Acacia decurrens Willd.

Fabaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: bipinnate

Shape: globose
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Acacia decurrens, commonly known as early black wattle, green wattle, is a tree.

Naming

Acacia decurrens was described by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1806. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acacia decurrens is a species in the genus Acacia which contains approximately 1550 to 1852 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 5 to 15 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acacia decurrens is evergreen. The green, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia decurrens produces racemes of yellow globose flowers from January to April.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Acacia decurrens is native to New South Wales and is naturalized in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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