Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Acacia lamprocarpa O.Schwarz

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Schwarz, O. (1927) Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 24 : 86. Type: Port Darwin (Bleeser no. 456).

Common name

Salwood, Western; Western Salwood; Wattle


Bark papery flaky, quite unlike most rain forest wattles. Stem seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.


Leaves phyllodineous. Leaf blades about 7.5-14.5 x 0.9-1.8 cm. Veins longitudinal, +/- parallel, not anastomosing, about 3-5 somewhat thicker than the rest. One marginal gland usually visible at the junction of the petiole and the twig.


Spikes up to 5 cm long, aggregated in groups in the upper axils. Calyx glabrous, about 0.3-0.4 mm long, divided into lobes to the middle. Corolla 0.9-1 mm long, lobes extending nearly to the base. Stamens about 2-2.5 mm long. Ovary pubescent.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA, NT and the Gulf Region of NEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 100 m. Grows in and on the margins of monsoon forest and in open forest in sandstone gorges.

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