Vachellia pachyphloia ssp pachyphloia

Found near Lombadina, 160km north of Broome and further north in the West Kimberley, and in the Ord River region of the East Kimberley, this species is one of several that were removed from the Acacia genus due to having leaves and not phyllodes. It can reach 10 metres when left un-burnt.

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Creamy yellow flowers in balls are a feature, along with a corky bark and small pinnate leaves. Seeds are round brown disks.2016-07-21 18.51.44-2

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About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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