Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia juncifolia

Scientific NameAcacia juncifolia
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Rush-Leaf Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae

Description

"Somewhat spindly shrub to c. 3 m high" (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Notes

"Grows in shallow sand derived from sandstone or less commonly from granite, in Eucalyptus forest or woodland; in coastal areas it occurs in deep sand in heath." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

We also observe Acacia juncifolia on exposed saprolites, often kaolinised, where the parent rocks were metamorphics. In these poor situtations there is very little competition from grasses.

Despite observing Acacia juncifolia widely in Queensland we rarely see the plants in groups large enough for commercial seed collection. Unless or until observed otherwise, the seed should possibly be reserved for small specialised jobs either as tubestock or direct seeding with considered sowing rates. A small amount of seed could also be used to produce cultivated plants for seed production which is likely to be uncomplicated besides successful.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Widespread but nowhere common from Port Clinton [formerly Port Bowen] Qld, S to the Glenbrook area, c. 50 km W of Sydney, N.S.W.; extends inland for a maximum of 550 km." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)



References and Related Links

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

http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/juncifolia.php?id=23894