Acacia leptostachya, Fam. Fabaceae
Small shrub to small tree up to 6m with a shapely canopy of attractive silvery green foliage and dark grey, fissured bark. Branches are angular with translucent ribs, pubescent except for the ribs. New shoots are resinous and young growth very hairy.
|Form or habit:||Shrub, Small tree|
Narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or sometimes linear, straight or sometimes curved phyllodes, 4-9 x 0.1-1.2cm, subglabrous to pubescent with appressed silver hairs. Numerous, closely spaced, longitudinal veins, not anastomosing. Two or three veins are more conspicuous than the rest.
|Flower description:||Golden yellow spikes, 2-4cm long, usually in pairs on short axillary peduncles. Winter to spring.|
|Fruit description:||Dark brown, glabrous, linear pods, up to 6 x 0.2 (-0.9)cm. Shiny brown seed.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Attractive, hardy species for dry, open situations on well drained soils. Grow from treated seed.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|