Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Acacia
Family: Fabaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
mearnsii
NOTES

An exotic, thornless evergreen tree from Australia and Tasmania. Dark olive-green leaves have raised glands at the junctions of the pinnae pairs. Cultivated for tanning. Galls are formed by the midge Dasineura rubiformis and the seeds are eaten by the weevil Melanterius maculatus.


AUTHORITY
De Wild.
Sub Author
Conservation
Invader Category 2
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Pale yellow, globular flower heads are borne in large fragrant sprays. Pods are dark brown and constricted between the seeds
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Black wattle
Swartwattel
Invader
Habitat
NOTES: A very invasive plant in the fynbos and open areas in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Invades bush areas
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Other uses
Grown in plantations for the tanning industry
Woodworking
Wood strong and elastic and suitable for light construction, flooring and furniture
Months
All year
August
September
Synonyms for Species
Acacia decurrens
Acacia mollissima
Racosperma mearnsii



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