Acacia floribunda

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Acacia floribunda (Vent.) Willd.

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: globose
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acacia floribunda, commonly known as sally wattle, is a tree.

Naming

Acacia floribunda was already described and the name validly published by Étienne Pierre Ventenat. It was Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1806.

Taxonomy

Acacia floribunda 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 4 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia floribunda produces spikes of ligth-yellow globose flowers in March.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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