Acacia pendula

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Acacia pendula
Acacia pendula.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. pendula
Binomial name
Acacia pendula
A.Cunn. ex G.Don, 1832

Acacia pendula (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.

Acacia bark

It occurs naturally in dry outback areas in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.

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."[1]

Alternative common names include myall', silver-leaf boree, and nilyah.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.

External links[edit]

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