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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acacia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Habit: Tree < 10 m, unarmed. Stem: bark often exuding gum; twig angled, short-hairy. Leaf: 2-pinnate, < 14 cm, olive-green; petiole 5--30 mm, short-hairy; main axis with raised glands at most pairs of 1° leaflets and generally between; 1° leaflets 7--31 pairs, 15--70 mm; 2° leaflets 20--70 pairs, 1.5--3.5 mm, 0.5--0.8 mm wide, linear. Inflorescence: raceme, occasionally panicle of 20--35 heads, +- = leaf. Flower: pale yellow to cream. Fruit: 3--14 cm, 4--8 mm wide, straight, flat, +- leathery, dark brown, +- hairy. Seed: aril light yellow, club-shaped, forming cap.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: Native to eastern Australia. Flowering Time: Feb--Mar Note: Confused with Acacia dealbata. Naturalization unconfirmed.
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acacia longifolia
Next taxon: Acacia melanoxylon
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2016. Acacia mearnsii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11645, 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.