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Mimosa, acacia mimosa o acacia australiana

Acacia dealbata

Description:

Árbol de entre 10-12 m de altura, perenne, usado en jardinería como ornamental, de crecimiento rápido pero raramente exceden de los 30 años de edad. De corteza grisácea o blanca, muy ramificado. Ramas angulosas, pubescentes.

Habitat:

La mayor parte de las especies originarias de Australia y de Tasmania. Plantados en parques, calles, paseos, aunque el uso más extendido es la jardinería, por el color de sus flores y el número de ellas, ofreciendo conjuntos de gran belleza.

Notes:

Florece de enero a marzo. Se han encontrado sarcófagos egipcios de su madera, seguramente debido a su resistencia a la putrefacción.

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3 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

My first thought was Acacia dealbata, or "Silver wattle", but it grows all over our place and it never flowers this profusely, and this year was a very good year for flowers. It does however make me think of how our Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana, a native of Western Australia) flowers, but the leaves are paler.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

This tree is planted in a private garden. He has blossomed too soon because they are making very good days in Valencia.
Regards.

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

It's definitely an Australian Acacia species. It is very heavily flowered, which could come from selective breeding for a more decorative version of the wild type tree, or it could be the tree was just having a very good year.

eulalia rubio
Spotted by
eulalia rubio

Requena, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 39.70, Long: -0.20

Spotted on Feb 8, 2011
Submitted on Feb 8, 2011

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