Acacia simsii, Fam. Fabaceae
A medium shrub, 2-4m high, with grey smooth, sometimes mottled, bark.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Narrow, smooth, straight or slightly curved phyllodes, tapering to both ends, membraneous, 5-15 x 0.5-1.2cm, green, small upturned hook at the tip. One to three prominent longitudinal veins.
|Flower description:||Bright yellow balls, borne singly or in one or two pairs on short stalks in the leaf axils. January to March and sporadically through the year.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, flattened pods with pale margins, slightly constricted between the seed, 5-6.5 x 0.4-0.6cm, alternately raised and depressed over the seed. Seed longitudinal in the pod.|
|Habitat:||Open forest, woodland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, Northern Territory, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Notes:||Fast growing and can flower in the first year. Needs good drainage and full sun. Best if planted in dense groups of three or four shrubs. Propagate from treated seed.|
|Information sources:||Atlas of Living Australia (2022) Acacia simsii A.Cunn. ex Benth., Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|