Acacia dealbata Link

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Acacia dealbata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Acacia dealbata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms:
Common names: Silver wattle (English)
Description: Unarmed shrub or small tree, to 10 m. Leaves grey-pruinose: rhachis bearing glands on upper side, only at the junction of each pair of pinnae. Leaves with c.12-25 pairs of pinnae; leaflets to 5.5 mm, numerous. Flowers bright yellow. Pods not or only slightly beaded.
Notes: An invader particularly in South Africa. In Zimbabwe it is more localised than the closely related A. mearnsii, due to the fact that it was not introduced on a large scale for the tannin industry. For differences between the two species see A. mearnsii. Also see A. melanoxylon for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: dealbata: whitened, referring to the leaves.
Flowering time:Sep
Worldwide distribution: Native to Australia; naturalised in southern Africa
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Chiasmia simplicilinea (Food plant)
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Image last updated: Friday 24 July 2015
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 17.

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 112.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 214.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 240.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 140 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Acacia dealbata:

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Flora of Mozambique: Acacia dealbata
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Acacia dealbata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acacia dealbata

External websites:

African Plant Database: Acacia dealbata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Acacia dealbata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Acacia dealbata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acacia dealbata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia dealbata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Acacia dealbata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acacia dealbata
Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia dealbata
JSTOR Plant Science: Acacia dealbata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia dealbata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acacia dealbata
Tropicos: Acacia dealbata
West African Plants database: Acacia dealbata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Acacia dealbata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=125840, retrieved 25 August 2016

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