|Acacia myrtifolia subsp. var.||Myrtle Wattle, Red Stern Wattle, South Australian Silver Wattle|
Acacia myrtifolia, known colloquially as Myrtle Wattle or Red-stemmed Wattle, is a species of Acacia native to Australia. Its specific epithet 'myrtle-leaved' is derived from the Latin myrtus 'myrtle', and folium 'leaf'. It is a small shrub 0.3–3 m (1–10 ft) in height, and 2–3 m (7–10 ft) spread. It has distinctive red branches and lanceolate green phyllodes, 2–9 cm (1-3½ in) in length and 0.5–3 cm wide. Its flowers are creamy white or pale yellow and appear in winter and spring. These are followed by 4–7 cm (1½-3 in) long curved seed pods.
It was one of the earliest plants described in the colony, having been illustrated by James Sowerby.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Acacia myrtifolia, Willd. A tall shrub with angular branchlets, the angles, glands and margins of phyll. edged with light red or pink: phyll. oval to ovate-lanceolate, the apex either acute with oblique point or obtuse and rounded, 1 1/4-2 in. long, l/3-l/2in. wide; gland 1/4in. from base; nerve excentric: fls. in racemes nearly as long as phyll.; peduncles 1/8in. long; fl.-heads few (3-5), though large, 4-merous; petals with prominent midrib; sepals short, united: pod with nerve-like margins, curved and contracted between the seeds and tough, 3 in. long, 1/6in. broad; funicle short, thickened into cup-shaped aril. Fls. Feb-Mar.
Var. celastrifolia, Benth. (A. celastrifolia, Benth.). Phyll. mostly 1 1/2 in. long and often 1 in. broad. B.M. 4306.
Var. normalis, Benth. Phyll. mostly 1-2 in. long and about 1/2in. broad.
Var. angustifolia, Benth. Phyll. mostly 2-4 in. long, 1/6-1/3in. broad.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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