|FABACEAE (Mimosoideae) - Acacia spp.|
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.
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