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Plant Form: Shrub or small tree.
Size: Usually 2-10 m tall, occasionally taller.
Stem: Green and covered in fine hairs when young, turning smooth, grey, and somewhat pimply with age.
Leaves: Compound of opposite leaves which are themselves a compound of leaflets. Bright green oval shaped up to 35 cm long.
Flowers: Dense globular clusters 12-30 mm across, on stalks, greenish with many whitish stamens giving overall yellowish white appearance.
Fruit and Seeds: Elongated, large, flattened green to reddish-brown pods 8-22 cm long, with pointed tip.
Habitat: Waterways, roadsides, woodlands, parks, waste areas, coastal foreshores.
Distinguishing Features: Generally larger leaflets and seed pods than Redwood (Acaciella glauca) and Bolivian wattle (Acaciella angustissima)..