Zig zag wattle
Acacia macradenia, Fam. Fabaceae
A spreading tree, 3-5 x 3-4m, with pendulous zig-zagging branches and smooth grey or brown bark.
|Form or habit:||Small tree|
Long, slightly curved, green phyllodes, 13-25 x 1-2.5cm, with a long tapering point and one prominent central vein.
|Flower description:||Bright yellow ball in elongated clusters, arising from the leaf axils. July to August.|
|Fruit description:||Dark brown pods, 7-9 x 0.4-0.5cm, constricted between the seed and alternately raised and depressed, giving a bead like appearance. Seed longitudinal in the pod.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, woodland.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Very decorative plant requiring good drainage and full sun. Propagate from treated seed.|
|Information sources:||Townsend K. & the Society for Growing Australian Plant Townsville Branch Inc. (1994) Across the Top: Gardening with Australian Plants in the tropics.|