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Acacia mangium Willd.

Family Name: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Synonyms: Abrus mangium
Common Name: Silver Wattle, Brown Salwood, Sabah Salwood, Mangge Hutan, Tongke Hutan, Lancewood, Mangium, Mangium Wattle, Forest Mangrove, Mange, Hickory Wattle, Black Wattle, Sally Wattle, Broadleaf Salwood, 马占相思
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Bird-Attracting Fruit & Vegetable Coastal Roadside Tree / Palm Ornamental Flowers Tree


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Medium (16m-30m))
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Irregular
Maximum Height 30 m


Native Distribution Australia (NE Queensland), Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Western Papua New Guinea, Moluccan Islands
Native Habitat Terrestrial (Coastal Forest, Riverine, Grassland / Savannah/ Scrubland), Shoreline (Mangrove Forest)
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts (Edible Seeds)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable)

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Seeds
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Waterlogged Soils (Drains Site), Acidic (low pH) Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray
Landscape Uses General, Coastal, Shade Providing Tree / Palm, Phytoremediation (Ground / Water Contaminant(s)), Roadside Tree / Palm
Thematic Landscaping Silver Garden, Naturalistic Garden
Usage Hazard - Cons Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch
Plant & Rootzone Preference or Tolerance Remarks pH 4.5 - 6.5
Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.