Acacia nyssophylla F.Muell.

Fragm. 4: 4 (1863)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Dense rounded shrub, rarely a tree, 0.6–3 m high; branchlets with appressed, minute hairs, at least at nodes. Phyllodes spreading, sessile, subterete to compressed, 1.5–3.5 cm long, 1–1.7 mm wide, rigid, straight to slightly curved, glabrous or glabrescent, very pungent; veins c. 20, distant, plane; gland 2–7 mm above base. Peduncles 3–10.5 mm long, commonly 2 per axil, glabrous or with sparse appressed, minute hairs; heads globular, 3.5–6 mm diam., 12–19-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals commonly free, sometimes to half united. Pods linear, slightly constricted between seeds, 30–65 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, firm-chartaceous, arcuate to once-coiled, longitudinally veined, with sparse appressed, minute hairs or glabrous; seeds longitudinal, lanceolate-oblong or oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, glossy black; aril yellow or orange. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

MuM, MSB. Also WA, NT, SA, NSW. Extending into the extreme north-west of Victoria, growing mostly in open scrub or low woodland in loamy soils.

Related to A. colletioides which has more or less terete phyllodes with 8 raised veins and a basal gland. See also notes under A. enterocarpa.

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 nyssophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia nyssophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales