Three-veined wattle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThree-veined wattle
Acacia cunninghamii Sweet
It is an erect or spreading shrub growing to a height of 1.5–3 m (4.9–9.8 ft). Its branchlets are smooth and angle towards the apices. The phyllodes are very narrowly elliptic to linear with a pointed sharp tip, and 1.5–5 cm by 1–3 mm wide. The 2 or 3 longitudinal veins are prominent. There is an inconspicuous gland 0–3 mm above the base, and the pulvinus is less than 1 mm long.
The inflorescences are simple, occurring singly in the phyllode axils on peduncles about 10–20 mm long. The 20 to 30 bright yellow flowers are 5 to 7.5 mm in diameter. The pods show slight raising over the seeds and are 6–12 cm by 1–3 mm wide. They are papery to thinly leathery, and sometimes minutely hairy. The seeds are longitudinal with the funicle folded 3 or 4 times.
The species was first described in 1825 by Franz Sieber, and the specific epithet trinervata derives from the Latin for "three veined".
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