#CreatureFeature – Acacia grasbyi (Miniritchie)

Miniritchie is a shrub or tree that is endemic to parts of western and central Australia and blooms small, yellow clusters of flowers between May and October.

In Western Australia, the Miniritchie is scattered throughout the Mid-West, northern Wheatbelt and Gascoyne regions, with smaller populations found throughout the Pilbara and northern Goldfields. They are often situated on rocky hills, stony or clay flats, and sandplains.

Miniritchie grows to heights of 1 to 6 meters and at a width of 3 to 5 meters. It has several main stems, which wrap around the tree and are covered in its unique red-brown coloured bark, which peels in small curly flakes.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_cyperophylla

Paige Kirby – Biodiversity Trainee

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