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Useful Tropical Plants

Acacia elata

A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Racosperma elatum (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley

Common Name:

Acacia elata
Cultivated tree
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General Information

Acacia elata is an unarmed tree growing up to 25 metres tall[
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The tree is harvested as a source of tannins and wood. It is cultivated to provide shade and material for green manure in plantations, and is also grown as an ornamental[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Flora of New South Wales
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An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.

Range

Australia - Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia.

Habitat

Along the sides of rivers and in ravines[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Title
Flora of New South Wales
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Author
 
Website
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/floraonline.htm
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Description
An on-line resource giving a brief botanical description of all the native plants of New South Wales, their habitat and range, together with diagrams and photographs of the plants.
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the subtropics in Australia, it is also sometimes cultivated in tropical countries.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The tree is planted to protect the soil and provide material for green manure in Cinchona and other plantations in Sri Lanka and West Java, where it grows well and fast[
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

The bark contains 20 - 31% tannin[
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Wood pulp has proved to be excellent for making paper[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Propagation

Seed -

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