Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Acacia mearnsii (Fabaceae) 1:130

Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) is a common shrub or small tree found in dry forests or woodlands. It has bipinnate leaves. It is sometimes confused with silver wattle (A. dealbata), but has dark glossy leaflets (unlike the silvery leaflets of A. dealbata). The glands are also distinctive (with two glands along the main leaf axis for each pair of pinnae, rather than one). It flowers later (mid September/October) than A. dealbata.


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