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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acacia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acacia decurrens Willd.
Habit: Tree < 15 m, unarmed. Stem: twig winged, +- glabrous. Leaf: 2-pinnate, < 15 cm, olive-green; petiole 7--33 mm, angled, glabrous; main axis with raised glands at most pairs of 1° leaflets; 1° leaflet 3--13 pairs, 35--80 mm; 2° leaflets 15--45 pairs, 10--15 mm, 0.3--0.6 mm wide, linear. Inflorescence: raceme, occasionally panicle of 10--30 heads, generally = leaf. Flower: bright yellow. Fruit: 2--11 cm, 4--8 mm wide, +- straight, flat, +- leathery, dark brown, glabrous. Seed: aril light yellow, club-shaped, forming cap.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas, floodplains; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Australia. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr Note: Occasionally confused with Acacia dealbata Link; naturalization unconfirmed.
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acacia dealbata
Next taxon: Acacia longifolia
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2016. Acacia decurrens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11634, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.