Acacia curvinervia

    (Acacia julifera subsp curvinervia)


Also known as: No common name

Acacia curvinervia is not uncommon but doesn't seem to have picked up a common name, probably because it looks so 'generic' for a wattle. It is often found along roadsides as it seems to thrive after the soil has been disturbed.
Most of it is short-lived like those pictured at 2 or 3 metres high, but there are places where it grows to around 6 metres tall with stems to 100m diameter.
The textbooks will tell you it flowers from May to July although I have found it flowering as late as November like this specimen along the Beef road.
The timber in this 100mm specimen looks very similar to A.julifera but I found it more workable once dry. Splitting it was all that was required to stop it cracking to the heart.
Once dry, I found it machined nicely, sanded well and took a hard-wax oil finish very nicely. 
I had just enough diameter from the specimen above to turn a solid toothpick dispenser which worked out quite well with the timber being just the right weight for this type of project.


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