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stamp: Acacia coreacea

Date of issue: 3 September 2002
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size: 26 x 37.5 mm


Plant: Acacia coriacea

Family: MIMOSACEAE

Dogwood Wattle
A small shrubby tree 3-6 m high with pale corky bark and long greyish-green leaves.
The flowers are pale yellow and the long twisted pods are constricted between each seed.
The seeds are hard coated, black, with large bright orange arils.

The regular production of seeds by this drought tolerant tree makes it an important plant for the Aboriginal people of central Australia.

 

see Bush Tucker stamp set


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