Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Desert Oak, River Jam, Desert Oak, Wiry Wattle, Dogwood
Wirewood grows as a tall tree to 8 m or as a spreading shrub. It usually has one or two main trunks. The silvery green or grey-green phyllodes are long and narrow with a thick, leathery texture, growing to 20 cm or more in length and about 2 mm to 7 mm wide. The flowers are yellow, and produced in globular clusters about 5 mm in diameter. The seed pods are 5 mm to 10 mm wide, and curved or twisted. The pod length is up to 20 cm long when straightened out.
Acacia coriacea is found on coastal dunes, sandplains, ridges, along waterways. It grows as a tree on the banks of rivers and as a spreading shrub or low tree behind coastal dunes and on spinifex plains.
Found in central western areas of Western Australia including Carnarvon, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
Height: 4m - 8m
Spread: 2m - 4m
Relatives in same Genus
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