Acacia verticillata subsp. verticillata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub or small tree, 2–5 m high. Phyllodes commonly whorled, linear, narrow-lanceolate, occasionally quadrangular, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, acuminate, pungent. Flowers in cylindrical spikes, to 2 cm long. Flowers usually Jul.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Widespread in southern Victoria, often in moist heathland or woodland, often on sandy soils.

A variant from Jacksons Creek near Sydenham, and possibly Anakie Junction in the Brisbane Ranges, warrants further investigation. It has verticillate and erect rather than spreading phyllodes up to 25 mm long, and flowers in a spike.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-11
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-27
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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 verticillata subsp. verticillata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia verticillata subsp. verticillata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields 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
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory