Acacia imbricata F.Muell.

Imbricate Wattle

Spreading shrub to 2 m tall with angular, often reddish, willowy branches. Phyllodes linear-oblong, 1-1.5 cm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, overlapping and pointing upwards, 1- nerved, the tip with a short point next to the gland. Flower heads globular, of 10-15 flowers; mostly winter. Fruit pods more or less linear, papery.

A. lineata G. Don, Streaked Wattle, from SA, Qld, NSW and Vic is a dense, spreading shrub to about 1.5 m tall. The phyllodes are directed upwards and the midrib is close to one margin.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Mimosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Acacia Mill.