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Acacia dunnii

Elephant Ear Wattle

Last updated 14 October 2004 
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Acacia dunnii with young blossoms yet to open fully to the bright yellow globular 1-2 cm inflorescence characteristic of this wattle.

This example is flowering in October, out of normal season of March to June. It was growing in a unoccupied block in the northern suburbs of Darwin. (Photo M Raines)

The characteristic "elephant ear"- shaped leaves of the A. dunnii form which its common name is derived. The thin stem is coated with a whitish bloom also typical of this acacia. (photo M Raines)

 

 

The smooth flat woody seed pod of the A dunnii  up to 13 cm long contains several oblong hard seeds. The seeds are favourite of cockatoos and other parrots.

Prior to cultivation the seeds need to be soaked in boiled water for 24 hours to soft or scarified. (photo M Raines)

 A. dunnii seed pods and seed.

 

 

The main trunk bark of an A dunnii.
 

 

 

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