Acacia leptoloba (Fabaceae)

Acacia leptoloba

I have no flowers to show for this species yet, but I might say that species is very characteristic of a special botanical place in Far North Queensland known as Irvinebank, a place quite near to Herberton. The species is in fact commonly referred to as the Irvinebank Wattle.

It is instantly recognizable by its leaves (or more accurately phyllodes, which are modified, flattened leaf stalks), and it looks like a mini version of Acacia flavescens.

Acacia leptoloba

About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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