Acacia stricta (Andrews) Willd.

Hop Wattle

Sp. Pl., edn 4, 4: 1052 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree, 1–5 m high, often suckering; branchlets angled towards extremities, striate with yellowish resin ribs, glabrous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, normally linear to linear-oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 3.5–14 cm long, 3–10(–15) mm wide, straight to shallowly curved, thin, glabrous, dull, green to grey-green or subglaucous, obtuse; midrib prominent, resinous and often mealy, rarely a second longitudinal vein moderately prominent, other veins reticulate and pinnate. Peduncles normally 2–4 per axil, 2–5 mm long, slightly viscid, glabrous, basal bract persistent; heads globular to obloid, 20–38-flowered, cream to lemon-yellow, sometimes light golden, young buds mealy. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods linear, to 7 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous, light brown; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, 3–4.5 mm long, shiny, dark brown, aril terminal. Flowers mostly May–Oct.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. (including Bass Strait islands). Occurs mainly on foothills of the Great Dividing Range and on coastal plains, where growing on sand or sandy clay in forest or woodland, or open scrub with heath understorey, often in moist sites.

Putative hybrids between A. stricta and A. paradoxa have been reported from near Wantirna South and at Montrose.

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.
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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 stricta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia stricta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain 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
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory