Acacia podalyriifolia

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Acacia podalyriifolia
Acacia podalyriifolia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. podalyriifolia
Binomial name
Acacia podalyriifolia
A.Cunn. ex G. Don, 1832
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Range of Acacia podalyriifolia
Synonyms
  • Acacia fraseri Hook.
  • Acacia podalyriaefolia A. Cunn.
  • Acacia podalyriaefolia A. Cunn. var. viridis Guilf.
  • Acacia podalyriifolia Loudon
  • Acacia podalyriifolia G. Don var. typica Domin
  • Acacia podalyriifolia G. Don var. viridis Guilf.
  • Racosperma podalyriifolia (G. Don) Pedley
  • Racosperma podalyriifolium (G. Don) Pedley[1]
Acacia podalpodalyriifolia seedpods -- Photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Acacia podalyriifolia is a perennial tree which is fast-growing and widely cultivated. It is native to Australia but is also naturalised in Malaysia, Africa, India and South America. Its uses include environmental management and it is also used as an ornamental tree. It is very closely related to Acacia uncifera. It grows to about 5 m (16 feet) in height and about the same in total width.[2] It blooms during winter.

Acacia podalyriifolia foliage
Acacia podalyriifolia - MHNT

Common names for it are Mount Morgan Wattle and Queensland Silver Wattle.[1]

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