Growing beside road in pine plantation.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, Morrin Road, just outside boundary fence of University of Auckland Tamaki Campus, at gate 1.
Identification: Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd., 1806
One small tree. Phyllodes all rather slender. Two main veins.
LOts. It was a rural area, made up mostly of life-style blocks on the outskirts of Whangarei, that backed onto a scrubby mixture of manuka/kanuka, wilding pines, and lots of Acacia, with a pig fern undergrowth (you can see the scrub in the sattelite image). There was some recently cleared land that was choc-full of Acacia seedlings, so I'm guessing there's a pretty healthy seed bank.
Growing in wasteland area, but possibly planted. Note the straight pods, unlike the twisted pods of A. melanoxylon.
Acacia longifolia is a species of Acacia native to southeastern Australia, from the extreme southeast of Queensland, eastern New South Wales, eastern and southern Victoria, and southeastern South Australia. Common names for it include Long-leaved wattle, Acacia Trinervis, Aroma Doble, Golden Wattle, Coast Wattle, Sallow Wattle and Sydney Golden Wattle. It is not listed as being a threatened species, and is considered invasive in Portugal and South Africa. It is a tree that grows very quickly...