The most widespread and variable variety of A. leprosa.
Spindly shrub 2 - 5 m tall.
Phyllodes 5 - 11 cm long, 7 - 25 mm wide, shiny/sticky with 2 main veins, the more central vein usually being the most obvious.
Branchlets glabrous with yellow-green longitudinal bands with dark resin between when young (2nd and 3rd photos). Some peduncles with obvious short pale appressed hairs.
Flower heads globular, 2 per leaf axil, pale yellow to lemon-yellow.
Flowers Aug - Nov.
The main picture shows a dissected gall exposing larvae at various stages of development with pale pink segmented bodies and a few eggs (pic 4). The galls were about 3 to 4 mm wide, shiny and green with knobbly tips. They seemed to arise from tips of leaflets (pinnules) and involved most of the leaflet (pic 2). Several of these galls were seen on the pinnae. Pic 4 shows a developing gall on a leaflet. The larvae seemed to have segments differentiated into thoracic and abdominal segments and there appeared to be three pairs of legs (pic 6) suggesting that these were mature and close to pupation ?. I assume these are midge galls and would greatly appreciate confirmation.
- ? Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae
Spotted on Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) in a nature reserve ( Glenfern Valley Bushland Reserve)
Shrub or tree, 1–5 m high, often suckering; branchlets angled towards extremities, striate with yellowish resin ribs, glabrous.
Phyllodes ascending to erect, normally linear to linear-oblanceolate, 3.5–14 cm long, 3–10(–15)mm wide, straight to shallowly curved, thin, glabrous, dull, green to grey-green or subglaucous, obtuse; midrib prominent.
Flower heads globular, 2-4 per leaf axil, cream to lemon-yellow, sometimes light golden, young buds mealy.
Flowers mostly May - Oct
Shrub or tree 3- 8 m high.
Phyllodes often pendulous, falcate to oblanceolate, much narrowed at base, usually 9–15 cm long and 10–35(–55) mm wide, midrib prominent.
Very showy bright yellow clusters of up to 80 globular flower heads.
Flowers Aug - Oct
Open shrub or small tree less than 8 m high.
Phyllodes narrowly oblanceolate, or sometimes linear or narrowly elliptic, 7–22 cm long, 3–15 mm wide, veins pinnate, obscure except for prominent midrib; gland not prominent.
Flower heads globular, about 40-flowered, golden to pale yellow.
Flowers mostly Oct - Jan
Spreading shrub or erect tree, 2 - 5 m tall.
Phyllodes whorled, needle-like, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 0.5 -1.5 mm wide.
Flowers pale yellow to yellow, in cylindrical spikes, to 2 cm long, 1 - 3 spikes per leaf axil.
Flowers usually Jul.–Dec.
Straggly to dense shrub or small spreading tree 2 - 4 m high.
Branches often down-arched, branchlets ribbed.
Phyllodes asymmetric, usually lanceolate, margins usually undulate.
Sharp thorns arise from the phyllode bases.
Yellow spherical flower-heads, one per axil.
Flowers Aug - Nov
Small to large long-lived tree 6 - 30 m high.
Phyllodes narrowly elliptic, lanceolate or oblanceolate, 4–16 cm long, 6–25 mm wide, main veins 3–5, raised, distant. Flower heads, cream to yellow in clusters of 2 to 5.
Seed black, encircled by pink fleshy tissue.
One of the most wide-ranging trees in eastern Australia.
Flowers Aug - Oct
Species information: Tree to 15 m high.
Bark smooth and greenish-brown on young branches, blackish and rough on trunk
Leaves bipinnate, dark olive green with raised glands irregularly spaced on the mid-rib. Later flowering than similar wattles.
Flower heads globular, pale yellow, in clusters.
Flowers Oct - Dec
Species information: Bushy or openly branched shrubs 2–5 m tall. Phyllodes mostly (40–)70–140 mm long, (6–)8–15(–18) mm wide; with 1 longitudinal nerve, the nerve prominent; lateral nerves few to numerous, often quite evident (at least when dry) and distally coalescing to form a fine, continuous but uneven intra-marginal nerve on one or both sides of the phyllode.
Flowers from late August to early October.
Species information: Spreading, erect or prostrate shrub to 1 m high.
Phyllodes variable but more or less asymmetrically triangular, with a spine.
Spherical creamy pale yellow flower heads on long peduncles, one per leaf axil.
Flowers Jun - Oct
Species information: Tree to 30 m high or spindly shrub.
Leaves grey bluish-green, bipinnate with a raised gland at the junction of each pinna pair.
Spherical flower heads, bright yellow in clusters of 25 - 35 .
Flowers Jul - Oct
Low, wiry shrub to 0.5 m high.
Branchlets slender, finely ribbed, covered with short stiff hairs.
Phyllodes needle-like, many pointing backwards along stem.
Flower heads, spherical, lemon-yellow, on long peduncles (stalks).
Flowers Aug - Oct
Bushy or sprawling shrub to about 2 m.
Phyllodes variable elliptic or obovate in shape with an oblique minute mucro (sharp, short point). Midrib obscure or absent.
Flowers July - October
Erect, often straggly shrub, mostly 1–2 m high.
Phyllodes spreading, linear-triangular, 5–15 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, thorn-like.
Flower heads, globular, one per leaf axil, creamy yellow.
Flowers Apr - Oct.
Erect, large shrub or small tree, 2 - 6m tall
Green bipinnate leaves, *pinnules rounded at apex and touching or overlapping* (distinguishes from the similar looking Acacia dealbata)
Yellow spherical flower-heads in short racemes or large bunches
Listed rare in Australia
Shrub or small tree to less than 5 m tall.
Phyllodes 9-20cm long, narrow-linear, with a short, sharp point(mucro), veins 3-4, often 1 more prominent than others, gland 5-10mm above axil.
Flowers clusters pale yellow, arranged in spikes 1-6cm long.