|To:||"Brian Fleming" <>, "Klaus & Brenda Uhlenhut" <>|
|Subject:||Official bird and tree of Australia|
|From:||"Lawrie Conole" <>|
|Date:||Sat, 2 Mar 2002 19:10:06 +1100|
> that. The wattle is justabout big enough to be a tree.
"The wattle" actually amounts to squillions of species (approximately)! The venerable Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) of SE wet forests is, for example, most definitely a tree ;-)
Even if not strictly official, I think the "green and gold" signifying Australia in various contexts is a reference to the wattle(s). Go with Acacia and you can hardly go too far wrong .......
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