Acacia pendula A.Cunn. ex Don

Weeping Myall

Gen. Hist. 2: 404 (1832)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Tree, to 12 m high, with pendulous branches; branchlets slender, angular, with appressed minute hairs. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic, 5–14 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, coriaceous, straight to curved, densely covered in appressed minute hairs, sparser in older leaves, tip curved-acuminate, innocuous; veins numerous, closely parallel, with 1–3 usually more prominent. Racemes 2–7-headed, rachis 2–9 mm long, with appressed minute hairs; peduncles 3–8 mm long, with appressed minute hairs; heads globular, 3.5–4.5 mm diam. (occasionally larger), 12–25-flowered, light golden; bracteoles spathulate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free to half united. Pods oblong, to 13 cm long, 9–12 mm wide, flat, slightly raised over and irregularly slightly constricted between seeds, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, straight, curved or twisted, coarsely reticulate, with appressed, minute hairs, margins with wing 2–3 mm wide; seeds transverse, soft, broadly elliptic to almost discoid, 5–9 mm long, funicle-aril fleshy.

MuF, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria with isolated occurrences near Warracknabeal and Echuca. Throughout its range it grows mainly on floodplains in fertile alluvial clay and red earth soils. Flowering period irregular.

Related to A. omalophylla which has narrower, unwinged pods, glabrous phyllodes and oval seeds.

Because of the pale, silvery foliage and form of the crown of the tree, it has been cultivated extensively in this country and abroad, for example in Iran and Kuwait.

Source: Entwisle, T.J.; Maslin, B.R.; Cowan, R.S.; Court, A.B. (1996). Mimosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Acacia pendula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia pendula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native

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