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Corkwood wattle
Scientific classification
Genus:
Acacia
Species:
oshanesii
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia oshanesii, commonly known as corkwood wattle and irish wattle, is a species of Acacia native to eastern Australia.

Description

The shrub or tree has an erect habit and typically grows to a height of 2 to 12 m (6 ft 7 in to 39 ft 4 in) and has grey, green or brown coloured bark with a smooth or slightly fissured texture. The angled to terete branchlets have fine yellowish brown to white hairs found on the ridges. The filiform leaves have a 2.5 to 12 cm (0.98 to 4.72 in) long rachis with 7 to 27 pairs of pinnae with a length of 1 to 4.7 cm (0.39 to 1.85 in) that are, in turn, composed of 14 to 51 pairs of glabrous pinnules with an oblong to narrowly oblong shape that are 1 to 3 mm (0.039 to 0.118 in) in length and 0.5 to 0.7 mm (0.020 to 0.028 in) wide. It flowers throughout the year and produces yellow flowers. The simple inflorescences are located in the axillary racemes and have spherical-flower-heads that contain 12 to 25 pale yellow or cream-coloured flowers. After flowering coriaceous and brownish black to bluish-black seed pods form that usually have a curved shape with a length of 3 to 14 cm (1.2 to 5.5 in) and have a width of 7 to 12 mm (0.28 to 0.47 in).

Distribution

It is found in parts of north eastern New South Wales from around Bellingen and Coff Harbour in the south extending northward into south eastern Queensland. It is found in a variety of habitat growing in gravelly, clay and sandy to loamy soils as a part of wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest communities. Its range extends from around Maryborough in the north down to around Stanmore in the south where it is situated in coastal areas with a high rainfall and low altitudes.

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