Acacia schinoides Benth.

London J. Bot. 1: 383 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Shrub or tree 2–10 m high; bark smooth or finely fissured, grey, green or black and often mottled with green; branchlets ± terete, glabrous, pruinose. Leaves bipinnate, green, sometimes slightly glaucous; rachis 2–10.5 cm long, glabrous, with a gland one- to two-thirds below basal pinnae, sometimes with a second gland at the base of the uppermost pair of pinnae; pinnae in (2–)3–6(–7) pairs; pinnules in 10–28 pairs, well separated, lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate to narrowly oblong, slightly curved, 5–23 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, vein prominent, usually situated towards the adaxial margin, with 2–4 shorter veins not extending to the apex, margins with appressed hairs, apex subacute to rounded. Inflorescence in panicles or axillary racemes; heads globular, 27–50-flowered, pale yellow, peduncles 4–9 mm long. Pod more or less straight and flat, 3–15 cm long, 5.5–13 mm wide, irregularly constricted, often only slightly so, dark brown to bluish-black, often pruinose, glabrous or scabrous. Flowers mainly Nov.–Feb.

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *Strz. Native to New South Wales, occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-05
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-04-05
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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 schinoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia schinoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory