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Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle; Green Wattle; Sydney Golden Wattle; Broad-leaved Wattle)

Synonyms: Acacia falcinella; Acacia leiophylla; Acacia petiolaris; Acacia pycnantha var. petiolaris; Acacia westoni; Acacia westonii

Wikipedia Abstract

Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) is Australia's floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers.
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Attributes

Height [2]  26 feet (8 m)
Width [1]  24 feet (7.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Medium
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers; A green dye is obtained from the seed pods; The extensive root system of this plant helps to prevent soil erosion; It is often planted for this purpose on sandy banks; The bark is rich in tannin; On a 10% moisture basis, the bark contains 40.8% tannin;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Flinders Chase National Park II 81245 South Australia, Australia
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia
Wyperfeld National Park II 890865 Victoria, Australia

Ecosystems

Emblem of

Australia
Australia

Predators

Agrilus hypoleucus <Unverified Name>[4]
Capusa cuculloides[4]
Clavaspis subfervens[5]
Dromaius novaehollandiae (Emu)[6]
Hypochrysops delicia[4]
Hypochrysops ignitus <Unverified Name>[4]
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial blue)[4]
Jalmenus icilius (Icilius Blue)[4]
Jalmenus lithochroa (Lithochroa Blue)[4]
Leipoa ocellata (Malleefowl)[7]
Melanococcus froggatti[5]
Nacaduba biocellata[4]
Neomorgania eucalypti[5]
Nothomyrmecia macrops (Australian Ant)[6]
Theclinesthes miskini[4]
Trullifiorinia acaciae[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Hemicriconemoides insignis <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemicriconemoides minor <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemicriconemoides obtusus <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemicycliophora arenaria <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemicycliophora charlestoni <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemicycliophora halophila[4]
Loofia acuta <Unverified Name>[4]

Distribution

Australia (native); India (introduced); India-ISO (introduced); Indonesia-ISO (introduced); Italy-F.E. (introduced); Jawa (introduced); New Zealand(North) (introduced); New Zealand(South) (introduced); Portugal (introduced); Sardegna (introduced); South Africa (introduced); Tanzania (introduced); Tasmania (introduced);

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Citations

Species recognized by Rico ML, , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6Who's Eating Who 7Long-term Observations of the Diet of the Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata near the Little Desert, Western Victoria, RAYMOND C. REICHELT and DARRYL N. JONES, AUSTRALIAN FIELD ORNITHOLOGY 2008, 25, 22–30
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