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Northern wattle (Acacia crassicarpa)

Northern wattle (Acacia crassicarpa) is a species of plant in the Fabaceae, small or medium tree, up to 25 meters tall, upright trunk, up to 50 cm in diameter, bark brown or gray or dark red, hard, linearly fissured fibrous .

A. crassicarpa has crescent-shaped leaves, 8-27 cm long, 1-4.5 cm wide, grayish green or silvery green, pointed at the tip, has three main veins and is yellowish in color.

Dlium Northern wattle (Acacia crassicarpa)


The inflorescences are grain-shaped, bright yellow and 4-7 cm long. The flower stalks are thick, 5-10 mm long, five-strand corolla 1.3-1.6 mm long and bisexual.

The pods are flat and wide. Seeds are round, flat and black.

Northern wattle easily adapts to the environment, tolerant of pH 3.5-6, grows at elevations of 200-700 meters and rainfall of 1000-2500 mm/year. Salt tolerant in soil, sandy, silt, poorly drained soil and near the sea. It grows in dry areas such as savanna and monsoon forests.

Wood is used as raw material for making pulp and paper, building construction, furniture and raw material for shipbuilding. Trees can be used as cover and shade plants, fix nitrogen free and prevent erosion.







Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Subgenus: Juliflorae
Species: Acacia crassicarpa

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