Acacia rhodoxylon, Fam. Fabaceae
Small to medium tree, 6-20m tall with a fluted stem and branches and dark brown to grey coloured bark that peels off in small curved flakes. The heartwood is a deep dark brown to red brown colour while the lighter sapwood is creamy white. Branchlets are resinous, glabrous and angled upwards.
|Form or habit:||Small tree, Med tree|
Narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, glabrous and coriaceous phyllodes which are usually inaequilateral with a convex upper margin and a straight lower margin and can be shallowly sickle shaped, 6-10 x 0.8-2cm, with many mostly indistinct nerves with the exception of three to five nerves that are a little more prominent than the others. Quite resinous when young.
|Flower description:||Yellow flower spikes, 2-3cm long, borne singly or in pairs on long, glabrous stalks, 8-20mm.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, narrowly oblong, slightly resinous pods, 3-7 x 0.5-0.9cm, with seed arranged longitudinally to obliquely. Shiny brown elliptic seed, 3.5-4.5mm, with an aril.|
|Habitat:||Open forest, woodland.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Information sources:||Atlas of Living Australia (2022) Acacia rhodoxylon Maiden.|