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Coastal Wattle

(Acacia oraria, fam. Mimosaceae)

Acacia oraria Acacia oraria Acacia oraria Acacia oraria Acacia oraria
Shrub or small tree from 3-10m high.
Form or habit: Shrub or small tree,Acacia / wattle
Leaf:Simple Alternate

Phyllodes greyish, up to 10cm x 4.5cm, three dominant veins, glabrous, rounded, basal gland present.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: Creamy-white to pale yellow
Flower description:Fragrant ball flowers in clusters from February to September.
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour: Changes from purple-green to whitish-brown
Fruit: Dry
Fruit description: Curvey, veined pods to 10cm long, holding numerous black seeds and with a red or orange aril from September to October.
Habitat:Gallery (Riverine or riparian) forest,Beach Scrub/Littoral Rainforest
Distribution:Cape York and Carmilla, south of Mackay.
Food source for:
Toxicity:No toxicity known
Weed status:
Information sources:
Beasley J. (2009) Plants of Cape York: The Compact Guide

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