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Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. Family
Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. English Name
Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. Local Name
Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. Description
A slow growing shrub to small tree, 4 to 5 m tall. Diameters to 20 cm. Leaves are phyllodes 3 to 7.5cm long by 2.5 to 7.5 mm wide. The flowers are in bunches 1.5 to 2 cm long, appearing in June. The small pods are 2 to 3.5 cm long and 7 to 15 mm wide. The pods become mature between July and August. It is easily reproduced from seed. Seed stores for at least 12 months when treated with insecticides and sealed in air-tight drums. It is slow growing but has been reported to have a MAI of 2 to 3 m3/ha/yr. Wood is hard and durable.
Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. Distribution
This tree is native to the dry interior regions of Australia. In Pakistan it is planted in gardens and has been used in arid zone afforestation trails. An intolerant, drought hardy tree that grows on variety of soils including heavy clay that are well drained. It requires precipitation of 250 to 750 mm. It will grow in arid to semi-arid regions within a temperature range of -5 to 40°C, which indicates some frost hardiness. At present no disease or insects problems have been identified.
Acacia aneura F. V. Muell. Uses
This could be a very useful tree in arid and semi-arid areas of Pakistan. It produces fodder and fixes nitrogen; consequently, it potentially is a good farm forestry tree. Also used as Fodder, fuel, apiculture, spears, clubs, and boomerangs.