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Unidentified at suppressed - 6 Sep 2019
Unidentified at suppressed - 6 Sep 2019
Unidentified at suppressed - 6 Sep 2019
Unidentified at suppressed - 6 Sep 2019
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Acacia siculiformis 6 Sep 2019 BettyDonWood
Acacia gunnii 6 Sep 2019 KumikoCallaway

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10 comments

   7 Sep 2019
Your photos are just what is beeded for an ID.
   7 Sep 2019
I thought the leaves were thinner than some A. gunnii and did not show the typical leaf shape of A gunnii which I have seen before. However, when I was looking at various photos of A. siculiformis, this plant including leaves did not look like it. The leaves and stems are hairy like A. gunnii too. I also looked at some illustration on 2 different websites which show a few types of leaf shapes. Could you have a look at them? I thought this plant and the other plant sighting from today which I suggested as A gunnii can fit into this.
http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/images/gunnii.jpg
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&showsyn=&dist=&constat=&lvl=sp&name=Acacia~gunnii

For comparison: A. siculiformis
http://worldwidewattle.com/imagegallery/image.php?p=0&l=s&id=23826&o=1
KenT wrote:
   7 Sep 2019
I think this is one that needs to go the herbarium. If it is A. siculiformis it seems very atypical of this species locally in having long stipules and being very hairy. It may be a habitat thing as the other records seem much nearer to a water course then the now two records from this site.
   7 Sep 2019
Ken is right. Is there anyone from near Wanniassa Hill that has a collecting permit who can take a specimen, preferably pressed and dries, into the botanic gardens?
Here are the diagnostics for Acacia gunnii
http://worldwidewattle.com/imagegallery/image.php?p=0&l=g&id=20576&o=1
and Acacia siculiformis
http://worldwidewattle.com/imagegallery/image.php?p=0&l=s&id=23826&o=1
On second thoughts, looking at the diagnostics again, I agree that it is Acacia gunnii.
Mike wrote:
   7 Sep 2019
I can probably do that next week. The two sightings do not look like other local A. gunnii or like A.siculiformis (which I know only from photos).
   7 Sep 2019
Thank you, everyone.
I will go with Mike and try to find them again.
   7 Sep 2019
Great.
Mike wrote:
   7 Sep 2019
Compare with Wattle Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) on 7 Jul 2019 which is very close by.
   7 Sep 2019
I see what you mean.
   9 Sep 2019
It is not A.siculiformis as its leaves have a raised vein and flowers are stalkless.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 6 Sep 2019 10:24 AM Recorded on
  • KumikoCallaway Recorded by

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  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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