Acacia leptocarpa

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Acacia leptocarpa
Acacia leptocarpa habit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. leptocarpa
Binomial name
Acacia leptocarpa
A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Acacia leptocarpa is a shrub or small tree native to New Guinea and coastal regions of Northern Australia.[1]

Acacia leptocarpa normally grows as a small tree, 6-10m in height, although it occasionally flowers as a shrub as low as 2 metres tall. It is mostly found in open forest, but will also grow in monsoon forest and rainforest margins. The natural range extends from The Kimberley across The Top End to Cape York Peninsula and southwards to Southern Central Queensland.[1]

Foliage and seed pods


  1. ^ a b Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Acacia leptocarpa". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 12 May 2013.