Acacia pubescens

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Acacia pubescens (Vent.) R.Br.

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: globose
Fruit: legume

 

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 pubescens, commonly known as downy wattle, is a tree.

Naming

Acacia pubescens was already described and the name validly published by Étienne Pierre Ventenat. It was Robert Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1813.

Taxonomy

Acacia pubescens 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 pubescens - leaves

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acacia pubescens is evergreen. The bipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are ovate and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia pubescens produces globose flowers.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Acacia pubescens is native to Australia.

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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