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Classification System: APG IV

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 oshanesii

Acacia oshanesii F.Muell. & Maiden

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 18:15. 1893
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia oshanesii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia oshanesii, commonly known as corkwood wattle and irish wattle, is a species of Acacia native to eastern Australia.[1]


The shrub or tree has an erect habit and typically grows to a height of 2 to 12 m (6 ft 7 in to 39 ft 4 in) and has grey, green or brown coloured bark with a smooth or slightly fissured texture. The angled to terete branchlets have fine yellowish brown to white hairs found on the ridges. The filiform leaves have a 2.5 to 12 cm (0.98 to 4.72 in) long rachis with 7 to 27 pairs of pinnae with a length of 1 to 4.7 cm (0.39 to 1.85 in) that are, in turn, composed of 14 to 51 pairs of glabrous pinnules with an oblong to narrowly oblong shape that are 1 to 3 mm (0.039 to 0.118 in) in length and 0.5 to 0.7 mm (0.020 to 0.028 in) wide.[1] It flowers throughout the year and produces yellow flowers. The simple inflorescences are located in the axillary racemes and have spherical-flower-heads that contain 12 to 25 pale yellow or cream-coloured flowers. After flowering coriaceous and brownish black to bluish-black seed pods form that usually have a curved shape with a length of 3 to 14 cm (1.2 to 5.5 in) and have a width of 7 to 12 mm (0.28 to 0.47 in).[2]

It is found in parts of north eastern New South Wales from around Bellingen and Coff Harbour in the south extending northward into south eastern Queensland. It is found in a variety of habitat growing in gravelly, clay and sandy to loamy soils as a part of wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest communities.[1] Its range extends from around Maryborough in the north down to around Stanmore in the south where it is situated in coastal areas with a high rainfall and low altitudes.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


P.J.Kodela (2002). "Acacia oshanesii F.Muell. & Maiden". Plantnet - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
"Acacia oshanesii". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 5 March 2020.

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