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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acacia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acacia cyclops G. Don
Habit: Shrub < 6 m, unarmed. Stem: twig +- angled, glabrous. Leaf: simple, 4--10 cm, generally 4--15 mm wide, narrowly oblong to obovate, +- straight; petiole base 1--2 mm; tip +- oblique, with blunt point; longitudinal veins 3--5, +- prominent. Inflorescence: +- raceme of 2 heads (1 often aborted), < 1/4 leaf. Flower: golden yellow. Fruit: 5--13 cm, 9--17 mm wide, sickle-shaped, flat, leathery to +- woody, dark brown, glabrous, often persistent after seed release. Seed: aril orange to scarlet, encircling seed in double fold.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas, coastal dunes; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: native to southwestern Australia. Flowering Time: Dec--Mar Note: Often cultivated along highways.
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acacia baileyana
Next taxon: Acacia dealbata
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2016. Acacia cyclops, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11632, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.