Acacia boormanii

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Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii 02.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. boormanii
Binomial name
Acacia boormanii
Maiden[1]

Acacia boormanii (common name : Snowy River wattle) is a medium, (sometimes) suckering, multi-stemmed, copse-forming shrub, belonging to the genus Acacia.

Its native range is the Snowy River in the alpine country of south eastern Australia. It thrives best on well drained soils, but also tolerates compacted clay soils or soils with some salinity.

This evergreen, frost-hardy, rounded shrub grows to a height of 4.50 m (15 feet), and a diameter of 1.80 to 3.60 m (6 – 12 feet). Its silvery branches carry small, gray-green leaves. The narrow phyllodes are about 8 cm long.

Its inflorescence consists of lemon-yellow, globular flower heads, profusely borne in panicles, lasting four to six weeks.

This wattle is very popular in cultivation.

Acacia boormanii in nature

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acacia boormanii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 4 December 2012.