Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

שיטה כחלחלה - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

Introduced from Australia as an afforestation tree, and planted on mobile sand dunes and at roadsides. Escaping from cultivation into the small areas of mobile sand which remained in the Mediterranean territory. Planted also as a component of the mountain woodlands of the JNF Jewish National Fund. Following wild fires, and its improved germination and establishment abilities after fire, it abounds in areas of repeating fires. This is the situation along route No. 1 at Shaar HaGay, some 20 km W of Jerusalem. The globular inflorescences of the Acacia species differ in their color. It derives from the long anther filaments and is orange in this species. A synonym of this plant is Acacia cyanophylla. The leaves looked bluish to the scientist who descriobed it first.

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Additional Names

Synonym (Scientific):
Acacia cyanophylla
English:
Blue leaf wattle
Hebrew with Vowels:
שִׁטָּה כְּחַלְחַלָּה

תכונות וזיהוי

  • עץ נמוך או שיח.

    עץ נמוך או שיח.

  • התפרחת כדורית, צבעה כתום-צהוב.

    התפרחת כדורית, צבעה כתום-צהוב.

Life form (Raunkiaer):
tree
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
orange
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
Spring
Leaf arrangement:
alternate (one leaf per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Disturbed habitats
Chorotype:
Australian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate synanthropic

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Mimosaceae
Genus:
Acacia