Acacia pendula, the weeping myall, is a species of wattle, which is native to Australia. It is a tree, which grows up to 10 m in height, and is pendulous in form with grey-green narrow phyllodes which are about 10 cm in length.
The 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia’ records that common names included "Weeping Myall", "True Myall", and Indigenous People of Western Areas of New South Wales and Queensland referred to the plant as "Boree" and "Balaar'. It also states that "Stock are very fond of the leaves of this tree, especially in seasons of drought, and for this reason, and because they eat down the seedlings, it has almost become exterminated in parts of the colonies."
Alternative common names include myall, silver-leaf boree, and nilyah.
- J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.
- Australian National Botanic Gardens: Acacia pendula
- Department of Environment and Climate Change Threatened Species - Weeping Myall population in the Hunter catchment - profile
- "Acacia pendula". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
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