Acacia dallachiana F.Muell.

Catkin Wattle

Fragm. 1: 7 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree, to 15 m. Phyllodes linear, narrowly lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, commonly falcate, 8–18 cm long, 10–35 mm wide, tapering, blunt, grey or blue-green; primary veins 2–4, secondary veins somewhat obscure, reticulate; gland small, 7–15 mm above axil. Spikes 1-several per axil, sessile or almost so, to 6 cm long, mid to deep yellow, often curved; rachis glabrous. Flowers 4-merous, densely packed; sepals united, ciliate. Pod moniliform, papery, mostly straight, c. 6–15 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, glaucous, waxy; seeds elliptic, c. 4 mm long, dull, funicle folded several times, aril cupular. Flowers Sep.–Dec.(–Mar.).

HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Restricted to subalpine and montane forests on the Buffalo Range, near Bogong High Plains and at Sassafras Gap.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-11
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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 dallachiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia dallachiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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