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Mangium, Forest Mangrove
Scientific Name: Acacia mangium Willd.
Family: Fabaceae
Mangium, Forest Mangrove (Acacia  mangium)
Acacia mangium, leaves and seed pods, photo by Forest & Kim Starr, #starr-031013-8002
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 11-12

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Queensland, Australia, Molluccan Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia

Growth Habits: Tree to 30 m tall; Branchlets, phyllodes and petioles glabrous or slightly scurfy; dark green leaf-like phyllodes, up to 12 inches long (30 cm), 2 to 4 inches wide (5-10 cm), with (3 to)4 main parallel nerves.

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds (need scarification)

Blooming Habits:
The Mangium bears attractive mildly scented, white rod-like flower-heads, 2.5 to 4 inches long (6-10 cm), white, sparse, on hairy peduncles about 0.4 inch long (1 cm).

Fruiting Habits:
Tightly coiled dehiscent pod.

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