Dead Finish

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

Description

So tough that when everything else is "dead and finished" this acacia will still be hanging in there. Widespread in arid inland areas. A prickly shrub with a straggling, spreading habit. Bright green foliage is rigid and angular ending in a sharp point, 3 or 4 phyllodes clustered together. Each phyllode is about 3cm long. Flower heads bright yellow balls. Seed pods curled or twisted.

Flowering start in May and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. Clusters of 4-angled, very prickly phyllodes, yellow balled flower heads and curly seed pods.

References

Acacias of Australia Vol. 1. Marion Simmons
http://anpsa.org.au/APOL14/jun99-2.html

Created: 10 May 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 31 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

CHC - Channel Country

Specifics

near Ooldea, SA

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