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Acacia pustula

It is too large for the average backyard, but its lovely form and profuse flowers  make it desirable for large gardens and parks.

Scientific nameAcacia pustula Maiden & Blakely
FamilyFabaceae - Mimosoideae
Etymology

Genus: Greek, akakia, the name of Acacia arabica, of tropical Africa and western Asia (from akis, a sharp point, as this is a spiny species).

Species: Latin, pustula, blister or pimple-like, refers to the prominent marginal gland.

DistributionThis tree comes from the Leichhardt District of Queensland.
Native habitatOccurs on sand or sandy loam over sandstone, in eucalypt woodland or open forest.
DescriptionA tree to 15 m with bright yellow flowers.
Flowering/fruitingFlowers in winter
Location in gardenIt is performing well in our Wattle Arboretum where we have plenty of room.
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