Acacia leiocalyx subsp. leiocalyx

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Acacia leiocalyxFamily: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Common names: Brisbane black wattle
ALA reference

Right across the district this species has flowered magnificently this month. It can be differentiated from Acacia concurrens (also called Black Wattle) by the reddish tint on the young branches and by a close examination of the flower calyx which is hairless. Acacia concurrens does not have red tints on the young branches and the flower calyx is always hairy. Note that the racemes of flowers normally arise in pairs from the base of the phyllodes (“leaves”). (August 2008)