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Acacia melanoxylon R. Br. in Ait., Hort. Kew. ed. 2. 5:462. 1813.

An evergreen tree. Phyllode oblanceolate to lanceolate, c. 6-10 cm long, 1.8-2.0 cm broad, one edge straight, the other curved, 3-6 parallel nerves, gland c. 4 mm from the base. Inflorescence 3-5 headed raceme. Pod reddish brown, twisted, 7.5-12.5 cm long, c. 8-9 mm wide. Seed encircled in a double fold by long red funicle by which the seeds may hang on the trees for months.

Distribution: Native of Australia, cultivated in gardens.


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