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Acacia stenophylla, the shoestring acacia, is an evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae native to Australia

Acacia stenophylla
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species:
A. stenophylla
Binomial name
Acacia stenophylla
A.Cunn. ex Benth.
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Occurrence data from AVH
Synonyms

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DescriptionEdit

Acacia stenophylla is a fast-growing tree, that grows to 4–10 metres (13–33 ft) tall.[2] The form is upright with decumbent or weeping branches and foliage. The leaves are gray to gray-green, narrow and long.

Acacia stenophylla has medium salt and frost tolerance. The average minimum annual rainfall that the tree needs is around 400 mm (16 in) per year.[2] It is not listed as a threatened species.[1]

Common namesEdit

Common names used in Australia include Balkura, Belalie, Black Wattle, Dalby Myall, Dalby Wattle, Dunthy, Eumong, Gooralee, Gurley, Ironwood, Munumula, Native Willow, River Cooba, River Cooba, and River Myall.[1]

EtymologyEdit

The specific epithet is derived from the Greek stenos (narrow) and phyllon (leaf) to give “with narrow leaves”.[3]

UsesEdit

The plant is said to contain medicinal alkaloids.[4]

Acacia stenophylla is widely planted as a drought tolerant and decumbent ornamental tree. It is cultivated by plant nurseries, and used in modernist gardens and in public landscapes in the Southwestern United States and California.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ a b Dry Area Species
  3. ^ "Plantillustrations.org Epithet: stenophyllus,-a,-um". Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ Lycaeum

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