Australian Native Plants

  Acacia denticulosa (Sandpaper Wattle)


Acacia denticulosa photo
Acacia denticulosa, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

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




SANDPAPER WATTLE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia denticulosa in Australia

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


Common Name
Sandpaper Wattle

Description
The Sandpaper Wattle is an open spreading shrub or small tree with upright habit growing to around three or four metres tall. The leaves or phyllodes are about 7 cm long and toothed around the margins with a rough surface which explains the common name. The plant produces spikes of curved or rod shaped yellow flowers growing to about 7 cm long in late winter through to early spring.

Height
2m - 4m

Spread
3m - 4m

Habitat
grows on sandy soil on around granite outcrops

Propagation
scarified seed

Distribution
Acacia denticulosa is a rare plant found in inland parts of the south west of Western Australia between Perth and Kalgoorlie

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:denticulosa
Common Name:Sandpaper Wattle


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