(previously known as : Racosperma leiocalyx)
also one of many Acacias
called by the common name of Black Wattle
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'
Flowers in Australia
(updated 16 August 2008)