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Acacia lanigera var. lanigera

Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle at Cook, ACT

Acacia lanigera var. lanigera at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2016
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Identification history

Acacia lanigera var. lanigera 27 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera 19 Dec 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 6 Dec 2016 StephenBruce

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Significant sighting

27 Dec 2016

This is only the third known location of Hairy wattle in the ACT

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Aranda Bushlands

3 comments

   7 Dec 2016
Not Acacia lanigera, whose leaves hane several parallel veins and are more or less sharp tipped. The ACT is way out of area for that species and it is unlikely anyone would have dumped garden waste containing it.
   20 Dec 2016
Acacia lanigera var lanigera has been recorded on one spot on Black Mountain by Rosemary Purdie and near the Federal Highway at the northern end of Mt Majura by myself. This seems to be a third location and if so is a significant local find and possibly the largest local population. Stephen if possible a photo of a seed pod would be very helpful as would a close up of the leaf. Thanks Michael M
   28 Dec 2016
Rosemary Purdie stated

"Hi Michael

Found the population adjacent to the path - it's definitely Acacia lanigera
subsp. lanigera. I've just loaded some photos on CNM, and have taken a
specimen for the herbarium. The population adjacent to the track
(coordinates as in the CNM entry below) had probably 12-15 plants present of
various sizes/ages. Several more plants were present 10-12 m downslope @ 35
15 54.3, 149 04 32.9, and several more further away @ 35 15 54.6, 149 04
32.5; I couldn't find any above the track - it's had a recent fuel reduction
burn but there was no sign of dead plants, regrowth or seedlings. The plants
are much bigger than those on BM, and have put on a lot of growth this
spring, which is why they looked different in the CNM photo entry below.

Definitely an important find.

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Luzula densiflora (Dense Wood-rush) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2021 by drakes Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2018 by CathB Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jun 2018 by CathB Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 14 Jun 2018 by CathB Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by CathB Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Aug 2017 by RWPurdie Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by MattM
Luzula densiflora (Dense Wood-rush) at Cook, ACT - 5 Oct 2021 by drakes
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Cook, ACT - 11 Sep 2021 by CathB
Phryganoporus candidus (Foliage-webbing social spider) at Cook, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 by EmmaCook
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2018 by CathB
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 27 Jun 2018 by CathB
Mirbelia oxylobioides (Mountain Mirbelia) at Cook, ACT - 14 Jun 2018 by CathB
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by CathB
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017 by CathB
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 17 Aug 2017 by RWPurdie
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Cook, ACT - 24 Oct 2015 by MattM

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 6 Dec 2016 12:19 PM Recorded on
  • StephenBruce Recorded by

Additional information

  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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