Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae (Labill.) Court

Fl. Australia 11B: 491 (2001)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Spreading, tangled, rarely erect shrub to 5 m high and 15 m or more wide. Phyllodes linear or narrowly elliptic, 5–12 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, subcoriaceous, sometimes fleshy, rounded-obtuse or sometimes with a small mucronate point, often yellowish-green. Pods commonly coiled or contorted, often somewhat coriaceous and sometimes drawn out into a long beak. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Widespread in coastal sand-dunes and nearby heaths and woodlands, possibly invading the hinterland; also occurring in Grampians.

See A. oxycedrus for notes about hybrids with that species.

Source: Entwisle, T.J.; Maslin, B.R.; Cowan, R.S.; Court, A.B. (1996). Mimosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Acacia longifolia var. sophorae (Labill.) Benth.).
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
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