Seeds of South Australia
Acacia pteraneura (Leguminosae)
Broad-winged Mulga
List of species for Acacia
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Seed collecting:
September to November
Herbarium region:
Lake Eyre
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Acacia]
Name derivation:
Acacia from the Greek 'akakia' and derived from 'ake' or 'akis 'meaning a sharp point or thorn and 'akazo' meaning to sharpen. Dioscorides, the Greek physician and botanist used the word in the 1st century AD for the Egyptian thorn tree, Acacia Arabica. Pteraneura from the Greek 'pteron' meaning a wing, referring to the very brown wing on the pod of this specioes and 'aneura' from the Greek 'a' meaning not or without and 'neuron' meaning a nerve, referring to the obscure veins on the phyllodes.
Found in the  northern part of South Australia, growing stony plains and low rocky hills. Also found in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.