Waddywood

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

Description

Acacia peuce is only found in 3 locations, all within the arid zone of the Simpson and Strzelecki desert. Mature trees slowly reach a height of about 10-15m. They have long narrow, drooping grey green phyllodes. The canopy is spreading. Bark is rough, dark grey. Juvenile trees have an upright form and have very prickly foliage. Flowers are pale yellow, arranged in small rounded heads. Seed pods are large and flattened, up to 20 cm long and 4cm wide. Seeds are large. The wood is hard, dense and heavy.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. A larger tree in only 3 desert areas. Drooping foliage and large flattened seedpods.

References

http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/macclark#.U0tRhlfIm6g
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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

CHC - Channel Country

Specifics

near Old Andado, NT and north of Birdsville, and near Boulia Qld

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