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Narrow-leaf wattle
Scientific classification
Genus:
Acacia
Species:
incurvaneura
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia incurvaneura, also known as narrow-leaf wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to central and western Australia.

Description

The multi-stemmed shrub typically grows to a height of 2.5 to 5 m (8 ft 2 in to 16 ft 5 in) and a width of 3 to 6 m (9.8 to 19.7 ft) and has a rounded or obconic habit. It can mature to a tree with a height of 6 to 8 m (20 to 26 ft) with a dense crown. The ribbed and resinous branchlets has resinous new shoots. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The grey to grey-green phyllodes are ascending to erect with a narrowly linear shape that are commonly shallowly incurved. They are flat and not rigid with a length of 3 to 9 cm (1.2 to 3.5 in) and a width of 0.8 to 3 mm (0.031 to 0.118 in).

Distribution

The species is found in arid areas in Western Australia, northern and central South Australia and southern parts of the Northern Territory. In Western Australia it is native to an area in the Mid West, Pilbara and Goldfields regions. It is usually situated on in gently undulating country or plains and frequently over hardpan or on low rocky hills where it tends to grow in red-brown sandy loam or skeletal soils as a part of mixed Acacia shrubland or open woodland communities.

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