Acacia calyculata Mimosaceae

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Form and Size: Small, open shrub, 1.2m x 1.2m. New growth has rusty red tips and branches are flattened.

Distribution: Coastal regions of north Qld. from Townsville to Cape York on sandy soils or stony hillsides.

Phyllodes: Smooth, straight or curved, grey-green, lance-shaped, 7-10cm x 0.6-1.2cm; three prominent longitudinal veins.

Bark: Fawn, rough and scaly.

Flowers: Whitish spikes 1.5-3.5cm x 0.7- 0.8cm; perfumed.

Flowering Period: Sporadic.

Fruit: Pods, woody, dull brown, tapering towards the base, longitudinal veins, 7-11cm x 3-3.5cm; seeds longitudinal in the pod.

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed.