The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Botany picture #172: Acacia decurrens
I am reasonably optimistic that this is indeed Acacia decurrens (Fabaceae), one of many wattles that are currently in flower here in Canberra. This was a small tree in Mount Majura Nature Reserve. It is the first time that I notice an Acacia with the styles of the individual flowers sticking out of the heads like that.