Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Australian Blackwood, Hickory, Mudgerabah, Tasmanian Blackwood, Blackwood Acacia
Blackwood is a tree that grows about 6 m to 30 m tall, although some plants are smaller shrubs. The phyllodes are long and narrow, and sometimes sickle shaped, growing 4 cm to 16 cm long and 6 mm to 30 mm wide. The flower clusters usually have three globular flower heads, with each flower head about 6 mm in diameter. The flowers are pale yellow to white, and appear from July to December. The seed pods are curved ort twisted, and grow to 15 cm long and up to 8 mm wide. The seeds are glossy black and elliptical, up to 5 mm long.
wet sclerophyll forest, rainforest, forested wetlands
Blackwood is found in eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, south east South Australia, south west Western Aristotelian.
Height: 8m - 15m
Spread: 4m - 8m
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
Relatives in same Genus
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