Acacia verticillata



Indigenous Australian Native

Acacia verticillata, common name prickly Moses, is a shrub or small tree which can grow to a maximum height of around 10 m and has a spreading habit. The branchlets have bristly prickling stipules with a length of 0.5 to 2 mm in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes grow in bundles that are all crowded together and are whorled that have a linear or lanceolate shape with a length of 5 to 25 mm and a width of 1 to 7 mm. The phyllodes are glabrous, pungent and rigid with one main visible vein. It blooms between July and December producing simple inflorescences on glabrous stalks with a length of 2 to 5 mm. The ovoid to spherical flower-spikes have a length of up to 4.5 cm with densely pack light yellow coloured flowers. The seed pods that form after flowering are 2 to 8 cm in length and have a width of 3 to 5 mm. The elliptic shaped seeds are around 3 to 4 mm in length.

172.00 Location C11 Latitude: -38.4023770000000   Longitude:  146.056088000000

172.01 Location Many specimens form part of the Tarwin River bank restoration plantings by the West Gippsland CMA in 2009/11

SKU: 172

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