Australian Native Plants

  Acacia tetragonophylla (Dead Finish)


Acacia tetragonophylla photo
Acacia tetragonophylla, Geelong Botanic Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




DEAD FINISH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia tetragonophylla in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Dead Finish

Other Names
Kurara

Description
Dead Finish is a tall shrub or small tree with needle-like phyllodes about 3cm long. It has yellow ball shaped flowers. Seed pods are papery and about 8cm long.

Height
2m - 5m

Spread
4m - 6m

Habitat
floodplains, watercourses in arid and semi-arid areas

Propagation
scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
good bird refuge plant

Distribution
South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:tetragonophylla
Common Name:Dead Finish


Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia denticulosa
  Acacia fimbriata
  Acacia glaucoptera
  Acacia nigricans
  Acacia pendula
  Acacia pycnantha
  Acacia restiacea