Acacia hemsleyi Mimosaceae

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Form and Size: Open shrub to 5m in height with a spreading, arching form.

Distribution: Qld., N.T. and W.A.; generally on stream banks.

Phyllodes: Long, fairly narrow, lance- shaped, slightly curved, dark green, sharp point, 9-12cm x 0.4-1cm.

Bark: Dark brown, hard and rough.

Flowers: Yellow spikes, 1.5-2.5cm long, in pairs or occasionally small clusters.

Flowering Period: July to September.

Fruit: Pods, Narrow, flattish, sticky, thickened margins, 7-11cm x 0.5cm.

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed. This species is one of those which can be badly affected by attacks from Longicorn beetles.