Acacia cincinnata Mimosaceae

Daintree Wattle

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Form and Size: Large shrub to 6m in height; golden yellow new growth.

Distribution: Rainforests of north-eastern Qld.

Phyllodes: Blue-green, sickle-shaped. 10-l5cm x 1.5-2.5cm: 3 prominent longitudinal veins radiating from the lower margin at the base.

Flowers: Yellow spikes, 1-3cm long, borne singly or in pairs in the leaf axils.

Flowering Period: May to July.

Fruit: Pods, bluish-grey, tightly coiled, 2-4cm x 0.4-0.6cm.

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed. Needs an open position and good drainage. Wood is hard, dark brown and resistant to attack by insects and marine worms.