Acacia retinodes. Wirilda. South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria
LEGUMINOSAE (Pea family)
Not common on campus, this acacia is readily recognized by the olive-green color and texture of its shrubby foliage. Flowering is not profuse, in fact, flowers may be sparse. The phyllodes are in the same general size range as those of A. longifolia and A. melanoxylon, but can be distinguished by having only one vein. There is a gland that is well away from the base of the phyllode. Specimens can be found at the north end of the fire road joining 511 Gerona Road to Campus Drive West.
Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
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