Acacia auriculiformis A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1842) The London Journal of Botany 1: 377. Type: Goulburn and Sims Islands, N. Coast, Cunningham.
Wattle, Northern Black; Wattle, Ear Pod; Wattle, Black; Northern Black Wattle; Ear Pod Wattle; Black Wattle
Dead bark layered. Living bark strong and fibrous.
Cotyledons oblong, elliptic or obovate, about 5-8 mm long. First leaf pinnate, second leaf bipinnate. By the third or fourth leaf stage: leaves bipinnate, petiole broadly flattened. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves phyllodineous, linear, glabrous, usually with two main veins running from the base to the apex; stipules very small, triangular, visible with a lens but falling early. Seed germination time 9 to 3664 days.
Occurs in WA (near the border with NT), NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 500 m. Grows in rain forest but more frequently found in gallery forest or growing as a rheophyte along the creeks and rivers of Cape York Peninsula. Also occurs in New Guinea and Kai Island and perhaps other islands in eastern Malesia.