Acacia holosericea

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Strap wattle
Acacia holosericiea flowers, foliage and pods.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. holosericea
Binomial name
Acacia holosericea

Acacia holosericea, is a shrub native to tropical and inland northern Australia. It is commonly known as soapbush wattle or strap wattle.

A. holsericea shrub

The leaves are ovate-lanceolate, 10–25 cm long and 2–9 cm wide, covered with white silky hairs, with 3 to 4 prominent veins. The flowers are rod-like and bright yellow, 3–5 cm long. The pods are 3–5 cm long and twisted and curled.[1] The seed is edible.[2][3]


  1. ^ Elliot, W.R., and Jones, D.L., Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, 1982, ISBN 0-85091-143-5
  2. ^ Low,T., Wild Food Plants of Australia, 1988. ISBN 0-207-16930-6
  3. ^ NFTA 88-04, (August 1988), Acacia holosericea - A Successful Newcomer for the Dry Tropics 

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