Common name: coastal wattle, wadanguli (Cadigal)
Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae (Labill.) Court APNI*
Synonyms: Acacia longifolia var. sophorae (Labill.) F.Muell. APNI*
Acacia sophorae (Labill.) R.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or decumbent shrub 0.5–3 m high, sometimes taller.
Phyllodes elliptic or obovate to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 4–11 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, 2–4 longitudinal veins more prominent, apex subacute or obtuse.
Pods often coiled and twisted on opening.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in coastal districts.
Grows in heath and sclerophyll forest, on coastal headlands, sand dunes and adjacent alluvial flats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, *ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. *W.A. S.A.
Regarded as a separate species, Acacia sophorae, by some authorities. The name refers to its similarity to the genus Sophora.
See Bush Foods of New South Wales for more information.
Text by P.G. Kodela (August 2005)
Taxon concept: P.G. Kodela & G.J. Harden, Flora of NSW Vol. 2 (2002)
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