Classification of the genus Acacia (in the wider sense) has been subject to considerable debate. It is generally agreed that there are valid reasons for breaking it up into several distinct genera, but disagreement in the way this should be done. The latest decision (in 2011 and still not fully accepted) is that this species is transferred to Vachellia[
Acacia pallida F.Muell.
Acacia valida Tindale & Kodela
Acacia valida is a tree, or occasionally a shrub, growing up to 12 metres tall[
]. It has a more or less corky bark and pendulous branches[
]. The plant suckers freely from the roots and often forms clumps[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food[
Australia - Western Australia and Northern Territory.
Eucalypt woodland with grassy understorey or sometimes in open forest or grassland, in flat country, often near watercourses, in lateritic soil, red sand, sandy loams or clay loams, recorded on limestone and basalt/volcanic[
Grows in the wild on red sand, sandy loams or clay loams[
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[
The pale brown gum of Kundart (local name) is eaten by the Australian Aborigines[
Young roots - roasted[
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