BOT 360F - Families of Vascular Plants
FABACEAE (Mimosoideae) - Acacia spp.  
 Acacia sphaerocephala (bullhorn acacia) (24358 bytes)

Acacia salicina image by Photohound

 

Acacia sphaerocephala (bullhorn acacia) - stipular spines; note the pinnate compound leaves.

Photo: R. Presgrave © 1997 Royal Ontario Museum (TRT 1962)

Acacia salicina (black wattle, etc.) - this species lacks spines, and its leaves are actually flattened petioles (phyllodes). Note the way in which the arillate seeds are displayed when the fruit is ripe and dehisces.

This image was made by Photohound and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

 
   


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