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Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle)

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Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle)

Acacia mearnsii, Misty Manor Hotel Site, Vumba, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle)

Acacia mearnsii. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

This tree originates from Australia; in South Africa it is grown commercially for its tannin-rich bark but can also be a weed along watercourses. A Category 2 invasive plant in South Africa.

Ecological relationships in southern Africa

See also Ecological relationships of Acacia species in southern Africa.


List of Lepidoptera from Kroon (1999).


  • Kroon, D.M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa. Host-plants and other Associations. A Catalogue. Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, South Africa.