Waddy Wood

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Acacia peuce

Arrernte Name:

Arripar

Conservation Status:

Vulnerable (VU)

This threatened species is only known from three different populations on the fringes of the Simpson Desert. Growing to 17m, the immature trees are much spikier and less elegant than mature specimens that have pendulous branches and large silvery seed pods.

Traditional Uses:

The timber was used traditionally for clubs, and by early European settlers for fences.