Spine Bush
Buds & Leaves
Ellura
Spine Bush
Flowers & Phyllodes
 
                      
Spine Bush (Acacia nyssophylla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spine Bush (Acacia nyssophylla)
This Photo:     🔍Close up on Buds & Leaves🔎
Other names: Pin Bush or Spinebush

Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Very similar to Wait-a-while, A. colletioides, except the leaves (phyllodes) have 16 parallel veins (nerves), not 8.
Yellow flowers don't have petals, but are spherical/ball-shaped.
Seeds come in long, flat pods a bit like beans.
Flowers are not in receme's but on peduncles, usually 2 per leaf axis.

Similar Species: Veined Wait-a-while (Acacia colletioides)

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Aug-2017
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)