Acacia leiocalyx (Domin) Pedley
(previously known as : Racosperma leiocalyx)
Curracabah
also one of many Acacias
called by the common name of Black Wattle
MIMOSACEAE
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)


This shrub grows to a height of about 3 metres. It occurs in the wild over much of Queensland, Australia, for example: along the Brisbane River. The plant has elliptical leaves each with a length of about 8 cms, and a width of about 1 cm. The flowers occur in pale yellow catkins with a length of about 5 cms.


The fruits are long, thin, curly pods, about 6 cms. long.

The foliage is food for a number of Caterpillars, including :

Hypodoxa bryophylla, GEOMETRIDAE

Eloasa symphonistis, LIMACODIDAE

Jalmenus daemeli, LYCAENIDAE

Hypochrysops delicia, LYCAENIDAE

Hypochrysops ignita, LYCAENIDAE

Prosotas felderi, LYCAENIDAE

Jalmenus ictinus, LYCAENIDAE

Mesodrepta harpotoma, NOTODONTIDAE

Undetermined Caterpillar 'F'

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(updated 16 August 2008)