Acacia brownei (Poir.) Steud
Erect or spreading shrub with thorn-like phyllodes and axillary, globular bright yellow flower heads. To 1m. [FNSW].
Horticultural & Botanical History
Its history as a garden plant in Britain and Europe is unknown.
History at Camden Park
Acacia brownei is marked with an ‘x’ in an 1836 edition of Loddiges’ catalogue held at Camden Park [CPA]. The meaning of this is uncertain but plants growing at Camden were marked with a ‘c’ in the same catalogue and many plants marked with an ‘x’ subsequently appeared in lists of desiderata to Loddiges’. It seems likely that William Macarthur was familiar with this plant as it is widely distributed in dry sclerophyll forest.
Published Dec 26, 2009 - 12:02 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 03:45 PM
|Region of origin||
Australia, widely distributed
|Name in the Camden Park Record||