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Acacia vestita Ker Gawl.
Family Fabaceae - Mimosoideae
Common name: Weeping Boree

Acacia vestita Ker Gawl. APNI*

Description: Spreading shrub 1–4 m high, sometimes small tree to 8 m high; bark smooth, grey; branchlets pendent, ± terete, densely hairy.

Phyllodes ± elliptic to ovate-elliptic or narrowly so, often slightly asymmetric, ± straight, 1–2 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, hairy or hairy only on margins, midvein prominent, lateral veins obscure, apex ± acute to obtuse with a delicate 1–2 mm long mucro; glands absent; pulvinus to 1 mm long.

Inflorescences 8–25 in an axillary raceme; axis mostly 1.5–5 cm long; peduncles 2–4 mm long, hairy; heads globose, 10–30-flowered, 3.5–5 mm diam., yellow to bright yellow.

Pods straight to slightly curved, ± flat except over seeds, ± straight-sided to irregularly and variably constricted between seeds, 3–11.5 cm long, 9–15 mm wide, thinly leathery, glabrous, pruinose at least when young; seeds longitudinal; funicle filiform, about as long as the seed with 1–3 folds, arilate.

L. Elkan

Photo T.M. Tame

Photo T.M. Tame


Flowering: Flowers August–October.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, often on steep slopes or sheltered gullies; chiefly in the Wellington, Mudgee, Forbes, Bathurst to Cowra area; dubious records from near Bega (SC) in 1891 and from Bombala district (ST) in 1901; widely cultivated, occasionally naturalized.
NSW subdivisions: CT, *NWS, CWS

The name refers to the hairy nature of the plant. Widely cultivated, having an attractive, pendulous habit and adaptable to a variety of habitats and soils. May be tip pruned to maintain a compact shape.

Text by P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)

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