Acacia paradoxa DC.


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Diagnostic Description

It is quite probable that A. paradoxa DC, Cat. Hort. Monsp. 74 (Feb.-Mar. 1813), is an earlier name for this species. However, until this has been definitely established, the name A. armata is retained.

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    Morphology

    Shrub up to 3.5 m high; young branchlets reddish-brown or brown, angular-striate, usually hirsute-pubescent, seldom glabrous. Stipules spinescent, in pairs, slender, divaricate, up to 1 cm long. Leaves phyllodic, apparently simple, 0.5-1(1.5) x 0.2-0.6 cm, obliquely-ovate to oblong or narrowly lanceolate, undulate, with a single nearly centric midrib, apex obtuse or distinctly mucronate, glabrous throughout or sometimes with hairs on the margins and on the midrib. Inflorescences capitate, on axillary peduncles which are about as long as the phyllodes. Flowers bright yellow. Calyx lobed but not separating into sepals, ± half as long as the corolla. Petals narrow, glabrous. Pods straight or ± falcate, 2.5-6 x 0.2-0.6 cm, dehiscent, villous, rarely glabrous or hispid. Seeds dark brownish-black, ±7 x 2.5 mm, smooth; caruncle conspicuous.

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    Distribution

    Introduced from Australia.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Ross, JH. 1975. Mimosoideae. Fl. S. Africa 16(1): 1 - 155. BRI, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    World Flora Online consortium
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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