Very slow growing tree reaching 12 to 15m in height. It has an upright juvenile form and a graceful, weeping adult form. The phyllodes (modified leaves) are long and slender with three veins which run down the length.
The perfumed flower heads are pale yellow and round and appear in May and June or after rain. They are followed by long, narrow pods containing the seeds.
Some groups of Aboriginal people eat the seeds and white gum. The red or blackish gum may be used for medicinal purposes.
Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park
These trees are located in the Desert Rivers, Sand Country and Woodland habitats and around the car park and greater site.
Latz, P., 2004. Bushfires and Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs
Moore, P., 2005. A guide to plants of Inland Australia, Reed New Holland, Sydney