Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata

Scientific NameAcacia irrorata subsp. irrorata
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Green Wattle, Blueskin
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Erect shrub or tree to 12 m high. Bark smooth, later rough, green, dark grey, dark brown or black."(WorldWideWattle ver. 2) A bipinnate Acacia with dark green, concolorous leaflets. Inflorescences are cream to pale yellow and globular.

Notes

A fast growing species which will set abundant seed however it may often be firmly lodged in the pods. The seed collector will usually require a mechanical means of threshing the pods. The primary concern then is to avoid damage to seed.

"Grows on rainforest margins, open forest, scrub-forest, in valleys or on hillsides, often in sandy or volcanic soils. Flowers anytime of the year; fruits Sept.–Dec." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Within our area of operation we observe Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata on shallow to deep soils of lateritised basalt, sandy loams from granitic parent rock and clay loams on metamorphics (schist, slate, mudstone).

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Extends from Gympie, south-eastern Qld, through the coast and eastern region of N.S.W. (as far W as Gunnedah and S to Bermagui); rare in Vic. in East Gippsland, and probably introduced in Tas. where there are old records from the Hobart-Orford area." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | leaves, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | leaves, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata | bark | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Sept 20th, 2019]

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