Acacia salicina Lindl.

Native willow
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Description 1

5-6 m sapling with pendulum foliage and angled twigs. Bark stem which is cracked at the base. Phyllode with linear or oblanceolate leaves with a length of 4-16 cm and a width of 0.5-2 cm that are either fully curved or curved at the point with sharp of blunt petals. Protruding central nerve. Axillary inflorescence with 2-6 globe-shaped heads that are a pale yellow colour. Flowers formed of 5 petals. 4-12 cm long, hard, linear legume.

Biology 1

Quick growing species, resistant to mild frosts, not very severe droughts and to poor and/or acidic soil. It reproduces by seeds and an in a vegetative way. It flowers from March to August and is fruit bearing from April to October.

Habitat 1

Invasive species in the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura). Its preferred habitat is in ravines and at the bottom of small, dry dams that are found throughout the island, in Pegano-Salsoletea communities.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Flora 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_flora.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/1928

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