Acacia ammophila facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAcacia ammophila
Vulnerable (EPBC Act)
|Occurrence data from AVH|
Racosperma ammophilum (Pedley) Pedley
Acacia ammophila is a tree growing to 6 m. Its dark grey bark is furrowed. The phyllodes are linear and 10–20 cm long by 2.5–6 mm wide and acute with a dense silvery appressed covering which is sparse on the older phyllodes. There are numerous closely parallel obscure nerves. The inflorescences consist of 2–4-headed racemes with the raceme axes being 1–4 mm long and also covered in dense hairs, on hairy peduncles which are 7–12 mm long. The golden heads are globular with 25–40 flowers and are 5 mm in diameter. The flowers consist of five parts. The pods are straight and up to 20 cm long by 4–8 mm wide. The oblong , dull, dark seeds are longitudinal with a minute aril.
It was first described by Leslie Pedley in 1978.
It has been listed as "vulnerable" under Australian environmental protection laws.
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