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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia lanigera
Varietas: A. lanigera var. gracilipes
Name

Acacia lanigera A.Cunn., 1825
Synonyms

Acacia lanigera var. brachyphylla Domin
Drepaphyla lanigera (A.Cunn.) Raf.
Drepaphyla multinervis Raf.
Racosperma lanigerum (A.Cunn.) Pedley

Distribution
Native distribution areas:
Acacia lanigera

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Cunningham, A. in B. Field, 1825. Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales 345. 1825

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia lanigera in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia lanigera. Published online. Accessed: Aug 06 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Acacia lanigera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 06.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia lanigera. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Aug. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Aug 06 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia lanigera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: woolly wattle, hairy wattle

Acacia lanigera, commonly known as woolly wattle or hairy wattle, is a tree species that is endemic south eastern Australia.

Description

It has an erect or spreading habit, growing up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high, The phyllodes, which may be hairy or glabrous, are up to 20 to 70 mm (0.79 to 2.76 in) in length and 2 to 8 mm (0.079 to 0.315 in) wide. The bright yellow globular flowerheads appear in the leaf axils from May to October, followed by curved or coiled seedpods that are densely covered with white hairs and are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long.[2]
Taxonomy

Three varieties are currently recognised:

Acacia lanigera var. gracilipes Benth., occurring in the Wallagaraugh River area in south-eastern New South Wales and Victoria.[2]
Acacia lanigera A.Cunn. var. lanigera
Acacia lanigera var. whanii (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Pescott, a variety first collected from Skipton, Victoria by William Taylor Whan.[1]

The variety venulosa is currently regarded as a species in its own right - Acacia venulosa.[1]
Distribution

The species occurs in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.[1] It was first formally described by botanist Allan Cunningham in Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales in 1825.[1] He described it as "a shrub frequent on rocky barren ranges in the interior".[1]
Cultivation

The species prefers a well-drained sunny situation and will tolerate frosts down to -7 Celsius. It is adaptable to use in situations where maintenance is infrequent such as road batters.[3]
References

"Acacia lanigera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
"Acacia lanigera". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
"Information about Australia's flora". Australian National Herbarium. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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