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Yarrabah wattle
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Acacia
Species:
hylonoma
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia hylonoma, commonly known as Yarrabah wattle,is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to a small area of the north eastern Australia.

Description

The tree can grow to be as tall as 15 m (49 ft) in height with a trunk that is 20 cm (7.9 in) dbh with yellowish brown coloured bark. It has glabrous and lenticellate branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The thinly leathery, glabrous and evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape and are straight to shallowly recurved. The phyllodes have a length of 8 to 15 cm (3.1 to 5.9 in) and a width of 7 to 25 mm (0.28 to 0.98 in) and have sox to eleven main nerves with many longitudinally anastomosing minor nerves in between.

Distribution

It is native to a small area in northern Queensland just south east of Cairns where it is a part of rainforest communities. It is found in only a few localities that range in altitude from sea level up to 400 m (1,300 ft) in well developed upland and lowland rain forest. It grows well in disturbed areas and is a component of rain forest regrowth.

Etymology

The first use of hylonoma as a specific epithet was in 1916 for Salix hylonoma, where the epithet is described as being derived from the Greek, hylonomos, and means "living in woods"

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