, commonly known as Acacia auriculiformis Auri, Earleaf acacia, Earpod wattle, Northern black wattle, Papuan wattle, Tan wattle, is a fast-growing, crooked, gnarly tree in the family Fabaceae. It is native to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It grows up to 30m tall. [1 ] Acacia auriculiformis has about 47 000 seeds/kg. [2 ]
Identification [ edit ]
Tree 2-4m; leaves 2-3cm wide, 4-10cm long falcate
leaf shape; flowers yellow rods; pods twisted/coiled c.1cm wide, thick.
This plant is raised as an
ornamental plant, as a shade tree and it is also raised on plantations for fuelwood throughout southeast Asia, Oceania and in Sudan. Its wood is good for making paper, furniture and tools. It contains tannin useful in animal hide tanning. In India, its wood and charcoal are widely used for fuel. Gum from the tree is sold commercially, but it is said not to be as useful as gum arabic. The tree is used to make an [1 ] analgesic by indigenous Australians. Extracts of [3 ] Acacia auriculiformis heartwood inhibit fungi that attack wood. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Purdue University Horticulture department
^ "Growing Process of Tropical Trees-(Compiled Version)". ftbc.job.affrc.go.jp. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008 . Retrieved 2008-04-26.
^ Analgesic Plants Australian New Crops Newsletter
^ Active antifungal substances from natural sources
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