Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

 Acacia aulacocarpa

Brush Ironbark, Hickory Wattle, Brown Salwood

Mimosaceae

 


Form and Size: Shrub or small tree to 15m. Generally single trunk with spreading crown

Distribution: Coastal areas of Qld, NT, northern WA and northern NSW in open forests

Phyllodes: Grey-green, sickle-shaped, 5-15cm x 0.6-2.5cm; 1-3 prominent longitudinal veins

Bark: Rough, hard and brownish-grey

Flowers: Yellow spikes 2-5.5cm x 0.5-0.8cm, singly or in pairs in the leaf axils

Flowering Period: April to August

Fruit: Pods, brown, woody, 10cm x 1-2cm
Heavy diagonal veins and raised margins
Pods are usually twisted and seeds are arranged diagonally or crosswise in the pod

Distinguishing Features: Differs from A. crassicarpa by the pods; the seed pods of A. crassicarpa are larger and more woody

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from treated seed