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Mountain Cedar Wattle at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

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Acacia elata at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Mar 2018
Acacia elata at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Mar 2018
Acacia elata at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Mar 2018
Acacia elata at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Mar 2018
Acacia elata at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 Mar 2018

Identification history

Wattle Acacia elata 15 Apr 2018 BettyDonWood
Wattle Acacia elata 14 Apr 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 31 Mar 2018 Mike

Author's notes

Exotic or at least non-local.

9 comments

Mike wrote:
   31 Mar 2018
Testing the latest Android app update. I don't know what the plant is.
   6 Apr 2018
Mike the gland on the leaf stem suggests that this may be a wattle
Mike wrote:
   14 Apr 2018
Photo of leaf and close-up of gland added 14 Apr 2018.
   14 Apr 2018
Acacia elata is quite frost tender so I doubt it could go feral in Canberra. It requires a lot of TLC here and then usually karks it before it ever has a flower.
Also Acacia elata has only one gland, perhaps two, on the rachis. I agree that the jugary glands suggest a wattle, but not elata.
It is not Paraserinthes either. This has four pairs of leaflets or fewer, and only one gland on the rachis.
Mike wrote:
   14 Apr 2018
Michael Mulvaney, the specimen of A. elata you collected from Stirling Ridge in 1985 shows on AVH as being east of the airport. Plantnet says A. elata is "attractive foliage and not likely to be confused with other species".
   14 Apr 2018
I did collect it on Stirling Ridge, in the days before GPS so my grid points may have been out. I lodged it with the CSIRO herbarium so that id is good, but not sure about this one.
Mike wrote:
   15 Apr 2018
ABRS Flora of Australia Online describes leaf of A. elata as "Leaves dark green, much paler beneath; pulvinus swollen; petiole 2.5–7.5 (–9) cm long, terete, with 1 prominent dark brown gland 1/4–2/3 below basal pinnae; rachis (3–) 8–17 (–22) cm long, eglandular or sometimes 1 gland at base of uppermost pair of pinnae; pinnae 2–7 pairs, (7–) 10–23 cm long, with a gland often at base of upper 1–5 or more pairs of pinnules; pinnules 8–22 pairs, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, often curved, (10–) 20–60 mm long, (3–) 5–13 mm wide (lower ones shorter than others), glabrous or with sparse appressed hairs above, with ±moderately dense white or yellow appressed hairs beneath, with ±central midnerve and 1 or sometimes 2 secondary nerve(s) from base not reaching the margins and sometimes minor lateral nerves, acutely acuminate." I haven't looked at other possibilities but the sticking point of glands seems to be covered.
Mike wrote:
   15 Apr 2018
Thanks Betty, another non-local acacia added to Isaacs Ridge.
   15 Apr 2018
I am not 100% sure that is what it is. It might be some unknown exotic, or even a wattle I had not considered. It would be interesting to see what the flowers are like.

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Nearby Sightings

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Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019 Acacia elata (Mountain Cedar Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019 Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019 Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018 Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018 Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 26 Oct 2018 Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Oct 2018 Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Sep 2018 Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Sep 2018 Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Sep 2018 Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2018 Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2018 Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Apr 2018 Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Apr 2018 Carpobrotus aequilateralis (Angled Pigface) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2018 Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jan 2018 Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jan 2018 Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018 Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018 Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Jun 2017 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017 Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017 Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2016 Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Feb 2016 Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Feb 2016 Solanum nigrum (Black-berry Nightshade) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Jan 2015 Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2015 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 May 2010
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019
Acacia elata (Mountain Cedar Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019
Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2019
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018
Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Nov 2018
Geranium solanderi (Native Geranium) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 26 Oct 2018
Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Oct 2018
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Sep 2018
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Sep 2018
Acacia howittii (Sticky Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Sep 2018
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2018
Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2018
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Apr 2018
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Apr 2018
Carpobrotus aequilateralis (Angled Pigface) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Jan 2018
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jan 2018
Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jan 2018
Opuntia stricta (Common Prickly Pear) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Jan 2018
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Jun 2017
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 13 Apr 2016
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Feb 2016
Desmodium varians (Slender Tick-trefoil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Feb 2016
Solanum nigrum (Black-berry Nightshade) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Jan 2015
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2015
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 May 2010

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  • Non-local Native
  • Minor Weed or Pest

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