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Acacia: Black Wattle Acacia mearnsii

FAMILY: FABACEAE (Bean Family)

Even though South Africa has its own acacia species, it cultivates Australia's fast-growing black wattle Acacia mearnsii extensively for wood pulp for paper products, plant cellulose for textiles and plastics, and tannin for dyes, tanning, and astringents.