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ACACIA ancistrocarpa -Fitzroy Wattle | *Image by Mark Marathon CC BY-SA 4.0

ACACIA ancistrocarpa

Fitzroy Wattle

SKU: ES 207
Stock: In Stock

Family: Fabaceae
Characteristics: Small shrub 1.5 to 4  metres

Seed per packet: Approx. 40
Seed per gram: Approx. 40

$5.00 AUD Excl. GST

A multi-stemmed spreading shrub 1 to 4 metres in height that produces yellow flowers from March to August.
Smooth trunks with pale yellowish-orange or red-brown branches.

Although it produces true leaves as a seedling, like most members of this section of the genus, the mature plant does not have true leaves but has leaf-like flattened stems called phyllodes somewhat shiny, bright olive-green.

Traditional uses.

The seeds of many Acacia species, including this one, are not just edible but also highly nutritious. They can be safely incorporated into a diet as a significant source of nutrition. However, it's important to note that not all species are edible and may contain toxins.

Seeds can be cooked in the same ways as other small legume seeds. They can also be ground into a powder and used as a flavour in desserts or as a nutritious supplement to pastries and bread.

The bark of all Acacia species contains varying amounts of tannins and has astringent properties. Astringents are often used for medicinal purposes, such as treating diarrhoea and dysentery when taken internally. They can also be helpful in cases of internal bleeding. When applied externally, typically as a wash, they are used to treat wounds, skin problems, haemorrhoids, perspiring feet, certain eye problems, and as a mouthwash

Prefers a sandy to stoney soil, drought tolerant, a hardy species suitable a range of conditions including arid and semi-arid.Widespread in the Northern Territory of Western Australia in the regions of Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Mallee, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara and Tanami, spreading into the Northern Territory.

*Image by Mark Marathon CC BY-SA 4.0

Please take note: While many traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms, we recommend that you research them before using them as food or medicine.
Some parts of the plant may not be edible, or some may need to be prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way.
We do our best to describe their traditional and modern uses.
However, it is the purchaser's responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.

For best results, sow the seeds in spring or early summer. Sowings in autumn and winter may result in slow germination, weaker seedlings, or germination failure.

  1.  soak in water for 24-48 hours.
  2. Next, soak seeds in near boiling water overnight to help soften the tough exterior and improve germination.
  3. Sow the seeds to a depth equal to the seed's width.

Germination: Typically occurs within two weeks.

Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to germinate, keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.
  • The customer should do their due diligence that they are suited to their region.

Being a registered Export Establishment, we can provide a full export service from obtaining a Phytosanitary certificate (if required) to delivering your parcel to the transport company of your choice. If you are uncertain about the requirements for importing seeds into your country, do not hesitate to contact our Export Manager at Australian Seed.

It is important to note that the buyer is responsible for clearing the goods through customs and paying all associated charges, including import fees and taxes. Please note that we cannot accept returns due to Australian quarantine restrictions.
You can find the complete International terms and conditions by clicking on this link

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