Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia ixiophylla

Scientific NameAcacia ixiophylla
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Sticky Wattle, Umbrella Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Spreading shrub 1–4 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Notes

"Favours sandy and gravelly soil, with Callitris , Casuarina or Eucalyptus." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Despite its manageable growth habit it will take some time to accumulate quanitities of Acacia ixiophylla seed compared to Acacias of comparable size and habit. It is deserving of more utilisation in rehabilitation projects despite little attention to date. A. ixiophylla establishes easily and persists with intense competiton from Eucalyptus species.

We observe one association between this species and some of the eastern and central boxes. This includes, but may not be limited to, Eucalyptus moluccana, E. cambageana and E. pilligaensis.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Predominantly along the western slopes and plains of the Great Divide from Mt Wilson, N.S.W., N to Miles, Qld, but with sporadic occurrences as far N as Alpha and near Jericho, Qld." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia ixiophylla | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia ixiophylla | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia ixiophylla | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia ixiophylla | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia ixiophylla | phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia ixiophylla | Edaphic site examples (shallow soils, decomposing Paleozoic metamorphics) | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Sept 22, 2019]

http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/ixiophylla.php?id=3390