EAR-POD WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Earleaf acacia, Northern black wattle, Papuan wattle, Tan wattle
The Ear-pod Wattle is a medium tree that to about 15 m to 30 m in height with a trunk up to 50 cm in diameter. It has dense foliage with an open, spreading crown. The phyllodes are curved with thick leathery texture, growing about 10 cm to 15 cm long and about 2 cm wide, with parallel veins along their length. The cylindrical flower spikes are about 8 cm long with yellow scented flowers. Flowers are produced in summer, autumn and winter. The seed pods are about 6 cm long and 1.5 cm wide with wavy margins. The elliptical seeds are about 5 mm across.
Grows in well-drained sandy soil or loamy sand soil, beside watercourses and swamps, in closed forest or low open forests.
Ear-pod Wattle is native to Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is found in northern parts of Queensland and northern Territory.
Height: 10m - 20m
Spread: 5m - 6m
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