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Revision as of 15:31, 9 July 2012

Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Flowers - cooked[1]. Rich in pollen, they are often used in fritters. A gum that exudes naturally from the trunk is edible and is used as a substitute for Gum Arabic in making jellies etc[2][3][4]. It is insoluble in water[5] and is of low quality[6]. Larger quantities can be obtained by tapping the trunk[6]. Some species produce a gum that is dark and is liable to be astringent and distasteful, but others produce a light gum and this is sweet and pleasant. It can be sucked like candy or soaked in water to make a jelly.[7]. The gum can be warmed when it becomes soft and chewable[7].

Flowers

Unknown part

Gum

Material uses

A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers[8]. A green dye is obtained from the seed pods[8]. The extensive root system of this plant helps to prevent soil erosion[9]. Often grown as a screen in Australia[10]. The bark contains about 40% tannin[11][12]. On a 10% moisture basis, the bark contains 36.6% tannin[13].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The bark is astringent[14][5]. It should be stored for 12 months before being used[14]. Its main use is in the treatment of diarrhoea[14].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Secondary canopy

Ecological Functions

Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

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Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

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Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

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Subspecies

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Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Acacia decurrens
Genus
Acacia
Family
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
Sun
Shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    ?
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    ?
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    Uses

    Edible uses

    There are no edible uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

    Material uses

    There are no material uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

    Medicinal uses(Warning!)

    There are no medicinal uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

    Ecology

    Ecosystem niche/layer

    Ecological Functions

    Nothing listed.

    Forage

    Nothing listed.

    Shelter

    Nothing listed.

    Propagation

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    Cultivation

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    Descendants

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    Subspecies

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    Full Data

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    Taxonomy
    Binomial name
    Acacia decurrens
    Genus
    Acacia
    Family
    Imported References
    Edible uses
    Medicinal uses
    Material uses & Functions
    Botanic
    Propagation
    Cultivation
    Environment
    Cultivation
    Uses
    Edible uses
    None listed.
    Material uses
    None listed.
    Medicinal uses
    None listed.
    Functions & Nature
    Provides forage for
    Provides shelter for
    Environment
    Hardiness Zone
    ?
    Heat Zone
    ?
    Water
    Sun
    Shade
    Soil PH
    Soil Texture
    Soil Water Retention
    Environmental Tolerances
      Ecosystems
      Native Climate Zones
      None listed.
      Adapted Climate Zones
      None listed.
      Native Geographical Range
      None listed.
      Native Environment
      None listed.
      Ecosystem Niche
      None listed.
      Root Zone Tendancy
      None listed.
      Life
      Deciduous or Evergreen
      ?
      Herbaceous or Woody
      ?
      Life Cycle
      ?
      Growth Rate
      ?
      Mature Size
      ?
      Fertility
      ?
      Pollinators
      ?
      Flower Colour
      ?
      Flower Type
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      Uses

      Edible uses

      There are no edible uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

      Material uses

      There are no material uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

      Medicinal uses(Warning!)

      There are no medicinal uses listed for Acacia decurrens.

      Ecology

      Ecosystem niche/layer

      Ecological Functions

      Nothing listed.

      Forage

      Nothing listed.

      Shelter

      Nothing listed.

      Propagation

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      Cultivation

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      Associations & Interactions

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      Polycultures & Guilds

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      Descendants

      Cultivars

      Varieties

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      Subspecies

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      Full Data

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      Taxonomy
      Binomial name
      Acacia decurrens
      Genus
      Acacia
      Family
      Imported References
      Edible uses
      Medicinal uses
      Material uses & Functions
      Botanic
      Propagation
      Cultivation
      Environment
      Cultivation
      Uses
      Edible uses
      None listed.
      Material uses
      None listed.
      Medicinal uses
      None listed.
      Functions & Nature
      Provides forage for
      Provides shelter for
      Environment
      Hardiness Zone
      ?
      Heat Zone
      ?
      Water
      Sun
      Shade
      Soil PH
      Soil Texture
      Soil Water Retention
      Environmental Tolerances
        Ecosystems
        Native Climate Zones
        None listed.
        Adapted Climate Zones
        None listed.
        Native Geographical Range
        None listed.
        Native Environment
        None listed.
        Ecosystem Niche
        None listed.
        Root Zone Tendancy
        None listed.
        Life
        Deciduous or Evergreen
        ?
        Herbaceous or Woody
        ?
        Life Cycle
        ?
        Growth Rate
        ?
        Mature Size
        ?
        Fertility
        ?
        Pollinators
        ?
        Flower Colour
        ?
        Flower Type
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        Forage

        Nothing listed.

        Shelter

        Nothing listed.

        Propagation

        Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a warm greenhouse[15]. Stored seed should be scarified, pre-soaked for 12 hours in warm water and then sown in a warm greenhouse in March. The seed germinates in 3 - 4 weeks at 25°c[16]. As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on in a sunny position in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in individual pots in a frame[17]. Overwinter in a greenhouse for the first winter and plant out in their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Fair percentage[17].

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        Cultivation

        Prefers a light sandy loam and a very sunny position sheltered from strong winds[15][18][19]. Succeeds in any good garden soil that is not excessively limey[20], it also succeeds in dry soils. Most species in this genus become chlorotic on limey soils[9]. Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -5°c[21]. This species is one of the hardiest members of the genus, it succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country, but even in Cornwall it can be killed back to the ground in excessively harsh winters[20]. It will, however, usually resprout from the base. Plants require hot, sunny summers if they are to ripen their wood fully and flower freely. In Britain they tend to do best when grown in coastal gardens in a sunny, sheltered position that is protected from the wind[20]. A fast-growing and very ornamental tree[15][21], it is closely related to A. dealbata[20]. The cultivar 'Mollis' is notably resistant to honey fungus[9]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[9].

        Crops

        Problems, pests & diseases

        Associations & Interactions

        There are no interactions listed for Acacia decurrens. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

        Polycultures & Guilds

        There are no polycultures listed which include Acacia decurrens.

        Descendants

        Cultivars

        Varieties

        None listed.

        Subspecies

        None listed.

        Full Data

        This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

        Taxonomy
        Binomial name
        Acacia decurrens
        Genus
        Acacia
        Family
        Leguminosae
        Imported References
        Edible uses
        Medicinal uses
        Material uses & Functions
        Botanic
        Propagation
        Cultivation
        Environment
        Cultivation
        Uses
        Edible uses
        None listed.
        Material uses
        None listed.
        Medicinal uses
        None listed.
        Functions & Nature
        Provides forage for
        Provides shelter for
        Environment
        Hardiness Zone
        7
        Heat Zone
        ?
        Water
        moderate
        Sun
        full sun
        Shade
        no shade
        Soil PH
        Soil Texture
        Soil Water Retention
        Environmental Tolerances
          Ecosystems
          Native Climate Zones
          None listed.
          Adapted Climate Zones
          None listed.
          Native Geographical Range
          None listed.
          Native Environment
          None listed.
          Ecosystem Niche
          Root Zone Tendancy
          None listed.
          Life
          Deciduous or Evergreen
          Herbaceous or Woody
          Life Cycle
          Growth Rate
          Mature Size
          Fertility
          ?
          Pollinators
          ?
          Flower Colour
          ?
          Flower Type
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          References

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