Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma

Scientific NameAcacia crassa subsp. longicoma
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Single-stemmed shrub or tree 6–12 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Notes

"...common in eucalypt woodlands and open forests, varying from single trees to a dominant component of the understorey." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Although it may not be worth distinguishing between Acacia crassa subspecies on minesites we do nonetheless find subsp. longicoma commonly on reddish soils within its range and moisture availability may be higher. The seed collector may find the seed can be collected very efficiently in years when subsp. crassa may not have sufficient moisture to produce. The plant is common near Monto, Qld.

Distinguishing the subspecies may be done through studying of young plants. The phyllodes of subsp. longicoma are straight, measure to 20cm long, and are pubescent (downy, soft hair) whilst subsp. crassa is notable for its strongly falcate phyllodes to 30cm, which tend more to glabrous (no hair).

Historical Notes

Distribution

Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma has a distribution extending from the Sunshine Coast to Marlborough on the coastline and to Roma and Canarvon further inland.

Distribution Map | Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma | ripening fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma | seedy material drying in tunnelhouses | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma | drying on tarps | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma | fruit,seed | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/crassa.php

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed July 13, 2019]