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Acacia anceps
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Acacia anceps DC

Synonyms - celsiana Acacia, Acacia glaucescens, Acacia megaphylla.

Popular names - watt

Distribution and Habitat - native to southern Australia, growing in limestone soils on coastal sand and red-brown sands.

Description - evergreen shrub, 2-3 m tall. Glabra branches. Oblong elliptical to lanceolate Filodii, 3-7 x 1-3 cm, obtuse, coriacee, glauca, pale green, glabra, median rib and the edges are prominent. Inflorescence simple, spherical, 50 - 130 flowers, yellow, peduncle 1 - 2.5 cm long, glabru. Flowers pentamere SEPA together. Fruit pods, slightly restricted after each seed, 6 x 1-1.5 cm. Seeds oblong to elliptic, 4.5 - 6 mm long, brown red.

Tolerances - tolerate light frosts and strong winds.

Propagation - the seeds germinate in 7-15 days.


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