Acacia retinodes

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Acacia retinodes Schltdl.

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

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 retinodes, commonly known as water wattle, wirilda, is a tree.

Naming

Acacia retinodes was described by Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal in 1847. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acacia retinodes 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 retinodes - flowers

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 4 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acacia retinodes is evergreen. The fern-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Acacia retinodes produces racemes of ligth-yellow globose flowers from February to September.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Acacia retinodes is native to Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and is naturalized in Southern Europe.

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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