Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia complanata

Scientific NameAcacia complanata
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Flat-Stemmed Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Shrub or tree to 5 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Notes

"Grows in sand, gravel and loam, usually over sandstone, in dry sclerophyll forest and heath." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

We also observe Acacia complanata on exposed saprolites, often kaolinised, where the parent rocks were metamorphics. In these poor situtations there is very little competition from grasses. It may form stands of reasonable proportions.

Acacia complanata is an interesting and eye-catching wattle especially when recovering from fire. It has much potential in rehabilitation. Unfortunately the supply of its seed is adversley affected by limitation of water in the drier parts of its range and by moths whose larvae predate heavily on the seed in the coastal parts of its range. Inflorescences are globular and a rich golden colour.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widespread, occurring in south-eastern Qld from the Jericho area E to Bundaberg, also SE to N.S.W. on the Dumaresq R. and northern coastal parts S to Coffs Harbour." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia complanata | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia complanata | inflorescence, phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia complanata | inflorescence, phyllodes, habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia complanata | inflorescence, phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on June 27, 2019]

http://www.worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/complanata.php