Acacia mitchellii Benth.

Mitchell's Wattle

London J. Bot. 1: 387 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub, erect to spreading, to 2 m high; bark smooth; branchlets more or less terete, with short, white hairs. Leaves bipinnate, dull green; rachis to 0.5 cm long, without glands, pubescent; pinnae in 1–3 pairs; pinnules in 2–6 pairs, crowded, elliptic to obovate, 2–4 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, within a single pinna more or less equal in length, thick, glabrous or rarely with a few scattered hairs, apex obtuse. Flower heads solitary (or rarely paired) in leaf axil, globular, 30–45-flowered, pale yellow; peduncles 10–25 mm long. Pod straight or curved, flattish, 2–6 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, sometimes regularly or irregularly constricted between seeds, brown to blackish, margins thickened. Flowers Aug.–Feb.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, NIS, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also (north-east) NSW, (far south-east) SA. Disjunct distribution across most of Victoria, favouring heathland and forests with heathy understorey.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-21
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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 mitchellii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia mitchellii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales