Acacia cunninghamii Hook.

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Common names

Cunningham's wattle.

 

Characteristics

Known in the Brisbane district as black wattle, a name given to other species of Acacia in other districts. A small tree with furrowed bark; leaves green, sickle-shaped with prominent veins, the lowermost two of which are joined near the base; flowers yellow, in narrow spikes; pods narrow and thin, rather curly and borne in loose bunches. The species includes many different forms which are widespread in Queensland from the coast to more than 325 km inland, mostly on stony or gravelly soils. It is eaten in times of scarcity but is not of major importance as a drought fodder (Everist, 1969).

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