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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Acacia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Acacia paradoxa DC.
Habit: Shrub, small tree < 4 m; spines stipular, < 12 mm, straight. Stem: twig +- angled, densely hairy. Leaf: simple, 1--2 cm, 2--7 mm wide, lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, +- straight, margin wavy; petiole base 0; tip sharply pointed; midvein off-center, prominent. Inflorescence: head 1, stalked, +- = leaf. Flower: bright yellow. Fruit: 3--6 cm, 4--7 mm wide, +- straight, +- flat, +- papery, light brown, soft-hairy. Seed: aril yellow, club-shaped, forming cap on seed.
Ecology: Plantings, occasionally spreading to other disturbed areas; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Australia, Tasmania. Flowering Time: Jan--Mar
Synonyms: Acacia armata R. Br.
eFlora Treatment Author: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Acacia melanoxylon
Next taxon: Acacia podalyriifolia
Citation for this treatment: David Seigler & John E. Ebinger 2017. Acacia paradoxa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11654, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.