First steps in Acacia IDingacacia id
Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:10 PM
Specimen 1 - Acacia Floribunda?
I thought this one was acacia floribunda due to the elongated leaves and the 3 veins in the leaves. The last two photos are a close up of a small branch I snapped off. This tree was not flowering as is expected with Floribunda this time of year.
Specimen 2 - Acacia ?
At first I thought this was Longifolia but I am not so sure after thinking about it. This one is about to flower. One thing that makes me not sure is it looks like it will flower in a ball shape rather than the rod shape which I don't believe Longifolia do.
Specimen 3 - Acacia Longifolia?
This one I believe maybe longifolia, it has the rod flowering shape (atleast I think it does, remember I am completely new to this).
Specimen 4 - Acacia ?
I believe this is the same acacia as 2 - same flower shape, same phyllode colour and shape.
Specimen 5 - Acacia Floribunda?
Has 3 main veins and the phyllodes are fairly elongated and not flowering. The phyllodes are a little obtuse so it could be obtusifolia too?
Specimen 6 - Acacia Obtusifolia?
It was the redish colour in the stem which made me think obtusifolia because I have seen an obtusifolia before and it had the same red. Not sure if the red was on the leaves or the stem though.
Specimen 7 - Acacia ?
I thought perhaps Floribunda but now that I look at the photos and noticed the circlular flowers starting which is not consistent with what I know about Floribunda so now I'm not sure.
I had fun looking around in my 15 minute walk in the bush, something I plan on doing more often for longer.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:01 PM
2 & 4 look like A. falcata to me
Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:22 PM
last one is definitely acacia malanoxylon
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:06 AM
Thanks for your help on the ID of number 7 bulls. After having a look at some melanoxylon information it seemed to match the plant pretty well. The plant was quite young, I'm not sure if it would be old enough to flower yet so maybe #1 is infact a melanoxylon.
Thank you both for your help.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:12 AM