Gidgee or Stinking Wattle

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: cambagei
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

A very slow growing gnarled small tree of desert areas growing to about 8m. Heartwood is heavy, dark red and durable though will be attacked by termites. Phyllodes are grey-green 6-8cm long. Flowerheads a dusty yellow.
Not found in WA.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. Strong smell after rain (sometimes used by drovers to direct stock to where rain has fallen)

Uses

Wood was extensively used for fence posts. Makes excellent firewood. Dark red heartwood and pale sapwood makes it an attractive timber for turning.
Excellent for staking tyres.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Acacia~cambagei
WildflowerID268
Views (per week)51
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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

CHC - Channel Country

MAC - MacDonnell Ranges

STP - Stony Plains

Specifics

Simpson Desert, NW NSW. western Qld.

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