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WattleAcacia melanoxylon

Blackwood at Tuggeranong Hill

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Acacia melanoxylon at Tuggeranong Hill - 1 May 2019
Acacia melanoxylon at Tuggeranong Hill - 1 May 2019
Acacia melanoxylon at Tuggeranong Hill - 1 May 2019
Acacia melanoxylon at Tuggeranong Hill - 1 May 2019
Acacia melanoxylon at Tuggeranong Hill - 1 May 2019

Identification history

Wattle Acacia melanoxylon 1 May 2019 michaelb
Wattle Acacia implexa 29 Apr 2019 BettyDonWood
Wattle Acacia melanoxylon 29 Apr 2019 Owen

13 comments

   29 Apr 2019
On this dry slope it is more likely to be implexa. It is difficult to tell the two species apart, except for flowering time (in Canberra around summer for implexa; around winter for melanoxylon) or if they are seeding ( pinky red fleshy appendage wrapped around the seed in melanoxylon and white appendage folded on itself at the base of the seed in implexa). Also melanoxylon is found usually im moist siteslike moist stream banks, implexa on dry sites.
Owen wrote:
   29 Apr 2019
Very grateful for the detailed advice Betty! Have added two extra images - are they of any help? If not am happy to delete sighting and re-post at flowering time.
   29 Apr 2019
I have found one seed in photo 4. Definitely implexa.
Mike wrote:
   29 Apr 2019
Acacia melanoxylon is also found on high, dry sites around Canberra. It might be useful to compare bud development in Autumn and Spring The funicle colour can fade and if weathered it is hard to tell. I might get the identifications wrong but I think the leaf shape is different for the local species too.
   29 Apr 2019
The funicle colour may fade but there is a big difference in how it is arranged on the seed.
Mike wrote:
   29 Apr 2019
I will have to take more notice. There are still a few melanoxylon seeds around and I should be able to find implexa.
Owen wrote:
   29 Apr 2019
Mike, your images of the melanoxylon seed funicles (3343866, 4204113) are also very helpful.
michaelb wrote:
   30 Apr 2019
It looks like Acacia melanoxylon to me. There are too many differences. The leaf shape especially is not normal for Acacia implexa. Both species occur in the area. I have an Acacia implexa growing in my back yard and it is nothing like this plant.
Mike wrote:
   30 Apr 2019
There don't seem to be any photos of A. implexa seed on CNM but Flora of the ACT gives a good description:
white funicle in few folds at one end - A. implexa
seeds encircled by double fold of bright red funicle - A. melanoxylon
   30 Apr 2019
That is what I saw.
michaelb wrote:
   1 May 2019
Sorry Betty
The seed in photo 4 looks like one from Acacia melanoxylon. I've cropped the photo to blow up the seed and added it back. Also see:
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Acacia~melanoxylon
As well as my other work, I'm a moderator for Tuggeranong Hill.
   1 May 2019
I can see it now. Thanks.
Owen wrote:
   1 May 2019
Image 5 of seed, taken at site today, added.

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Acacia decora (Showy Wattle) at Tuggeranong Hill - 8 Sep 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Tuggeranong Hill - 11 Mar 2019
Epidesmia hypenaria (Long-nosed Epidesmia) at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 Nov 2018
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 Nov 2018
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Tuggeranong Hill - 16 Nov 2018
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Microtis parviflora (Slender onion orchid) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Tuggeranong Hill - 27 Oct 2014
Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Tuggeranong Hill - 25 Oct 2014
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Tuggeranong Hill - 6 Oct 2014
Craspedia variabilis (Billy button) at Tuggeranong Hill - 6 Oct 2014
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tuggeranong Hill - 6 Oct 2014
Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Tuggeranong Hill - 13 Sep 2014
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Tuggeranong Hill - 13 Sep 2014
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tuggeranong Hill - 8 Sep 2014
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Tuggeranong Hill - 9 Oct 2006
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Tuggeranong Hill - 11 Dec 2005
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Tuggeranong Hill - 9 Dec 2000
Calytrix tetragona (Common fringe-myrtle) at Tuggeranong Hill - 26 Oct 2000
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tuggeranong Hill - 30 Sep 2000

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