Acacia ausfeldii

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Ausfeld's wattle
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species:
A. ausfeldii
Binomial name
Acacia ausfeldii
Synonyms
  • Racosperma ausfeldii (Regel) Pedley

Acacia ausfeldii, commonly known as Ausfeld's wattle or whipstick cinnamon wattle, is a shrub species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia.[2] It grows to between 1 and 4 metres high and has phyllodes that are 2 to 7 cm long and 2 to 6 mm wide. The yellow globular flowerheads appear in groups of two or three in the axils of the phyllodes in August to October, followed by straight seed pods which are 4 to 9 cm long and 2 to 4 mm wide.[3]

The species was first formally described in 1867 by German botanist Eduard August von Regel based on a horticultural specimen grown from seed collected by J.G. Ausfeld in Bendigo, Victoria.[3]

Plants thought to be hybrids between this species and Acacia paradoxa have been recorded in Victoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acacia ausfeldii ". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Acacia ausfeldii ". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Acacia ausfeldii ". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.