Acacia dealbata Link

First published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 445 (1821)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. Australia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the temperate biome. It is used as animal food, a medicine and invertebrate food, has environmental uses and for fuel and food.

Descriptions

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Cultivated
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree
Vernacular
Acacia Bernier, Acacia Francesa, Akatziya Podbelyonnaya, Akatziya Serebristaya, Aroma, Aromo, Aromo Del Pais, Mimosa, Mimoza Serebristaya, Silver Wattle, Sydney Black Wattle, Wattle Bark
[ILDIS]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
acacia
[UNAL]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1800–3000 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander.
Habit
Tree.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 2.5-10 m. high, rarely more; young branchlets usually densely short-pubescent, rarely subglabrous, and also ± grey-pruinose; pubescence grey, or yellowish at first then grey.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves: petiole (0.5)1-2 cm. long, eglandular; rhachis 2.5-9.5 cm. long, with a raised gland above at the junction of each pair of pinnae, but without other glands in between as in A. mearnsii; pinnae (5)12-26 pairs; leaflets in 17-50 pairs, 2.5-5.5 x 0.4-0.7 mm., linear-oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bright-yellow, in heads 4-7 mm. in diam. on peduncles up to 6 mm. long, panicled or racemose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods dehiscent along one margin, 3-8 x 0.7-1.3 cm., not or only slightly moniliform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brown to blackish-brown, 5-6 x 3-3.5 mm.; caruncle conspicuous; areole 3.5-4 x 0.75-1.5 mm.
[FZ]

Uses

Use
Chemical products, Domestic, Environmental, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Wood
[ILDIS]

Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Invertebrate Food
Used as invertebrate food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Silver Wattle

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Wood Anatomy Microscope Slides

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/