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Acacia verniciflua

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Acacia
Rank  Species
Family  Fabaceae
Scientific name  Acacia verniciflua
Order  Fabales
Acacia verniciflua Blue Tier Tasmania dicotyledons trees shrubs and climbers
Similar  Acacia, Acacia leprosa, Acacia acinacea, Acacia verticillata, Acacia paradoxa

Acacia verniciflua, commonly known as varnish wattle, is a shrub or small tree species that is endemic to Australia. It has an erect or spreading habit, growing to between 1 and 6 metres high, The phyllodes are often sticky and lustrous and vary in length, width and shape. The globular pale-yellow flowerheads appear in the leaf axils from July to November, followed by seedpods that are up to 10 cm long and unconstricted. These contain shiny black seeds. It is often found growing alongside Eucalyptus obliqua where it can dominate the understory.

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Three forms identified in the Flora of Victoria (1996) have since been assigned to other species as follows:

  • A. verniciflua (Bacchus Marsh variant) - Acacia rostriformis
  • A. verniciflua (Casterton variant) - Acacia exudans
  • A. verniciflua (Southern variant) - Acacia leprosa var. graveolens

  • Acacia verniciflua Acacia verniciflua sl Observations

    The species occurs in dry sclerophyll forest in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

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    References

    Acacia verniciflua Wikipedia


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