Acacia podalyriifolia A. Cunn. ex G. Don

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Acacia podalyriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Acacia podalyriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Resreve, Mutare

Acacia podalyriifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, nr Mountain Lodge

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Synonyms:
Common names: Pearl acacia (English) Queensland silver wattle (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Short-lived, unarmed shrub or small tree. All parts are covered in silvery-grey velvet. Leaves only compound in seedlings, soon turning into phyllodes, resembling simple leaves. Flowers in bright yellow spherical heads. Pods silvery-grey, flattened and often twisted and curled.
Notes: A commonly cultivated species, often on roadsides, from which it tends to spread into the surrounding bush.
Derivation of specific name: podalyriifolia: with leaves like the legume genus Podalyria
Habitat: Roadsides and in woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Queensland and northern New South Wales, Australia; naturalised in southern Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 February 2006
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 113.

Davies, H.F. (Undated). Alphabetical Catalogue of Plants growing in the gardens of Ewanrigg National Park, Arcturus. [Possibly not published (typed only)] Page 4.

Timberlake, J., Fagg, C. & Barnes, R. (1999). Field Guide to the Acacias of Zimbabwe CBC Publishing, Harare Pages 142 - 143. (Includes a picture).


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Acacia podalyriifolia
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Ispot Southern Africa : Acacia podalyriifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acacia podalyriifolia
Tropicos: Acacia podalyriifolia
West African Plants database: Acacia podalyriifolia


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: Species information: Acacia podalyriifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126110, retrieved 27 June 2016

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