Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia holosericea

Scientific NameAcacia holosericea
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Candelabra Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Shrub or tree 3–8 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Notes

"Grows in sometimes gravelly sand or loam, commonly forming communities along watercourses." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

A very distinct Acacia species due to its large glaucous phyllodes and pods which are tighlty but randomly coiled. Acacia holosericea seed can be collected efficiently. Its range and harvestability infers high suitability for central Queensland Coal mining rehabilitation.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widespread in northern Australia extending from near Derby, W.A., E across the N.T. to near Rockhampton in eastern Qld. Also scattered occurrences in arid regions at Hammersley Ra. Natl Park, W.A., through central N.T. and to SW of Blackall, Qld." Grows in sometimes gravelly sand or loam, commonly forming communities along watercourses.

Distribution Map | Acacia holosericea | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia holosericea | pods, phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia holosericea | pods | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia holosericea | phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia holosericea | bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on 11th Sept, 2019]

http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/holosericea.php?id=3372