Acacia quadrimarginea

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Granite wattle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species:
A. quadrimarginea
Binomial name
Acacia quadrimarginea

Acacia quadrimarginea, commonly known as granite wattle or spreading wattle, is a tree in the family Mimosaceae. Endemic to Western Australia, it occurs through arid south-central Western Australia, it is common on granite, but also occurs on sand and clay, and is often seen along creeklines in rocky hills.

Granite wattle grows as a small tree up to six metres high, and often wider than it is high. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves; these are green with a faint red margin, up to ten centimetres long, and slightly curved. The flowers are yellow, and held in cylindrical clusters; the pods are four sided and thick, up to fifteen centimetres long.

References[edit]

  • "Acacia quadrimarginea". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  • "Acacia quadrimarginea". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  • Mitchell, A. A.; Wilcox, D. G. (1994). Arid Shrubland Plants of Western Australia (Second and Enlarged ed.). Nedlands, Western Australia: University of Western Australia Press. ISBN 978-1-875560-22-6.