Acacia pravissima

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Acacia pravissima F.Muell.

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: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acacia pravissima is a tree.

Naming

Acacia pravissima was described by Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller in 1854. The name is considered as validly published.

Common Names

  • oven's wattle
  • Alpine wattle
  • wedgeleaf wattle

Taxonomy

Acacia pravissima 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

Acacia pravissima - habitus
Acacia pravissima - leaves

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 3 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia pravissima produces racemes of yellow globose flowers from January to March.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Acacia pravissima is native to New South Wales and Queensland.

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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