ACACIA mountfordae

SKU: A 44
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Mimosaceae

Characteristics: Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree to 4 m

Seeds per packets: 20

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

Typically a multi-stemmed shrub or a small tree to 4 metres high with dark grey bark on the trunk and golden flower spikes 30-45 mm long from late June to late September in is natural range.

Phyllodes (leaves) either straight or slightly curved 25 to 55 mm long and 10-22 mm wide.

This Acacia was named in 1948 by Raymond Louis Specht on an expedition to Oenpelli after Mrs Mountford the wife of anthropologist Charles Pearcy Mountford (1890-1976) who both accompanied Specht on that expedition.

A rare Acacia that is limited in range to the vicinity of the Oenpelli Mission in the West Arnhem Land of the Northern Territory where is relatively common on the sandstone escarpments.

Pre-treatment: Hot Water
Place the seed in a container, pour in just boiled water, and allow to soak overnight.
The swollen seed can then be sown, and seeds that have not swollen can be re-treated.
Sow seed 3-5mm and keep moist. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 18-22C.

*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 keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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