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Acacia leprosa var. uninervia

Cinnamon Wattle

Fast growing medium shrub to small tree with weeping, fragrant foliage. Strongly angled or ribbed branchlets sparsely to moderately covered in minute hairs along ribs.

Additional information

  • SynonymAcacia leprosa (large phyllode variant), A. leprosa (type variant)
  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m x 2-4 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesLeaves are narrowly elliptic and may be straight or curved, 5-14 cm x 6-15 mm. Single longitudinal vein. Fine side veins unite on the edges. Gland is 2-8 mm above leaf base. Plants from near Healesville have leaves 6-9 mm wide and a gland which is less than 2 mm from the leaf base.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeAugust to October
  • FlowersFlower stalks can be densely hairy. Sprays of 20-35-flowered heads
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsOccurs in the moist ranges from Warburton to Marysville and in the Healesville area in dry forest. Semi shade.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Significant within the Shire, known from very few localised populations.
  • Related speciesDiffers from A. stictophylla in that the leaves are larger, and the fine veins along the edge are distinct. The flower stalks are distinctly hairy. Other varieties of A. leprosa, which do not occur in the Shire, have 2 veins on the leaves.
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4, 5 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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