Myall Gidgee

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Acacia calcicola

Arrernte Name:

Irrakwetye

Conservation Status:

Least Concern (LC)

Growing predominantly on limestone soils in scattered populations across Central Australia, this shrubby tree grows up to about 5m high. It is closely allied to Acacia latzii [#19] and Georgina Gidgee [# 21]
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Traditional Uses:
The timber is used to make artefacts and for firewood, while the ash from burnt leaves is mixed with pituri (Nicotiana species) for chewing.