Acacia ingramii is a tall, dense shrub or small tree that may reach a height of seven metres.
Phyllodes are linear, about 10 centimetres long with a small hook. They are said to carry two glands on the margin. One is near the base and the other about halfway along. Close examination of our specimen revealed a prominent basal gland on all phyllodes but no evidence of a second gland.
Bright yellow flowers are held in globular clusters and cover plants in spring. Blooms are followed by linear pods (see thumbnail).
This rare wattle is found in and around the gorge country, east of Armidale in northern New South Wales. In spring the gorge country lights when Acacia ingramii flowers. It is one of the most spectacular floral displays in northern New South Wales.
Although classified as rare, nearly all populations are protected in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park that covers most of the eastern gorge country.
Acacia ingramii will also light up your garden and could be cultivated as an eye-catching specimen plant.
Propagate from seeds and possibly cuttings. Seeds require soaking in boiling water. We are still experimenting with Acacia ingramii cuttings.
Acacia ingramii is named after Keith Ingram (1912-2002) a noted educator and botanist. He originally collected the species which was named in 1978. Bertya ingramii is another rare species that was collected in the same area as A. ingramii. will also light up your garden and could be cultivated as an eye-catching specimen plant.
Warren and Gloria Sheather