Acacia koaia

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Acacia koaia Hillebr.

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   3

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: globose
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acacia koaia is a tree.

Naming

Acacia koaia was described by Wilhelm B. Hillebrand in 1888. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acacia koaia 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 comparatively fast-growing and long-lived trees have a rounded habit and reach heights of 4 to 5 metres. The main growing season is all year round.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acacia koaia is evergreen. The dark-green, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are ovate and have entire margins. The foliage is dense.

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia koaia produces showy yellow globose flowers from March to April.

All year round the trees produce ornamental, edible yellow legumes that are persistent on the plant.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation. They prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 4 and 7,4. The plants need a soil depth of at least 91 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3) and need a frost-free period of at least 52 weeks.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: soil salinity, anaerobic soil
  • low: drought
  • medium: calcareous soil

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Acacia koaia is slightly toxic.

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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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