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Acacia lanigera

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Scientific name  Acacia lanigera
Order  Fabales
Genus  Acacia
Rank  Species
Acacia lanigera Acacia lanigera Woolly Wattle Hairy Wattle information amp photos
Similar  Acacia aspera, Acacia gunnii, Acacia genistifolia, Acacia flexifolia, Acacia vestita

Acacia lanigera, commonly known as woolly wattle or hairy wattle, is a tree species that is endemic Australia. It has an erect or spreading habit, growing up to 2 metres high, The phyllodes, which may be hairy or glabrous, are up to 20–70 mm in length and 2–8 mm wide. The bright yellow globular flowerheads appear in the leaf axils from May to October, followed by curved or coiled seedpods that are densely covered with white hairs and are up to 10 cm long.

Acacia lanigera Acacia lanigera hairy wattle Diversity Native Seeds

The species occurs in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. It was first formally described by botanist Allan Cunningham in Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales in 1825. He described it as "a shrub frequent on rocky barren ranges in the interior".

Acacia lanigera Acacia lanigera hairy wattle Diversity Native Seeds

Three varieties are currently recognised:

  • Acacia lanigera var. gracilipes Benth., occurring in the Wallagaraugh River area in south-eastern New South Wales and Victoria.
  • Acacia lanigera A.Cunn. var. lanigera
  • Acacia lanigera var. whanii (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Pescott, a variety first collected from Skipton, Victoria by William Taylor Whan.

  • Acacia lanigera Acacia lanigera hairy wattle Diversity Native Seeds

    The variety venusola is currently regarded as a species in its own right - Acacia venulosa.

    Cultivation

    Acacia lanigera Acacia lanigera Woolly Wattle Hairy Wattle information amp photos

    The species prefers a well-drained sunny situation and will tolerate frosts down to -7 Celsius. It is adaptable to use in situations where maintenance is infrequent such as road batters.

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    Acacia lanigera Australian National Botanic Gardens Growing Acacia
    Acacia lanigera Woolly Wattle Strathbogie Ranges Nature View

    References

    Acacia lanigera Wikipedia


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