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Black Wattle at Southern Forest Life

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Acacia mearnsii at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Acacia mearnsii at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Acacia mearnsii at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018
Acacia mearnsii at Southern Forest Life - 4 Jun 2018

Identification history

Wattle Acacia mearnsii 5 Jun 2018 JackieMiles
Unidentified 4 Jun 2018 KerriLee

Author's notes

Jackie, Max ... small plant, on the rocky cliff top, with Astroloma nearby ... is it interesting, or is it a baby A.mearnsii ??

4 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   5 Jun 2018
the lens cap is 46mm wide ... the only scale bar I had at hand
   5 Jun 2018
Hi Kerri, Comparing it with all our constablei photos, it's very similar, but not quite close enough I think, so I'd be going with a baby mearnsii at this stage. But maybe you could give it some wallaby protection and keep an eye on it. The youngest leaf on constablei seedlings has the leaflets really crowded and short, and on yours they are quite open and spread on longer axes.
KerriLee wrote:
   5 Jun 2018
OK, will do. It's growing on very steep rock, so I think it's pretty safe from wallabies. Are there any other features we could perhaps check? Microscopic hairs, for example?
   5 Jun 2018
Nope, nothing else to check on that means anything on a seedling. A. constablei has obvious warty ridges on the stems, particularly obvious on new growth, but mearnsii seedlings can have similar ridges. I sent a bunch of seedling specimens to the RBG because there'd been a constablei record from Green Cape I was convinced was just mearnsii, but all the response I got was "specimens inadequate", so if the experts can't tell them apart at that age, I'm not going to claim I can with certainty.

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  • Non-Invasive

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