Acacia mollifolia Maiden & Blakely

J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 60: 192 (1927) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Shrub or small tree to 6 m high; bark smooth or fissured near base, greyish-black or brown; branchlets ± terete with low inconspicuous ridges, densely silvery-grey tomentose. Leaves bipinnate, silvery-grey; rachis 1–4.5(–6.5) cm long, densely pubescent, gland at the junction of each pinna pair often obscured by hair; pinnae in 4–10 pairs; pinnules in 7–27 pairs, well-spaced, oblong to linear, 2.5–7.5 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide, within a single pinna more or less equal in length, with dense long silvery hairs, apex obtuse or acute with a terminal tuft of hair. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle; heads globular, 20–40-flowered, golden yellow; peduncles 2–7 mm long, densely pubescent. Pod straight or slightly curved, flattish, 3–12 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, slightly constricted, coriaceous, silvery-grey to rusty-tomentose. Flowers mainly Mar.–May

*Gold. Native to New South Wales, plants naturalised in Victoria at the McKay Reservoir near Chewton, growing in dry woodland.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-22
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-07-22
Distribution map
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 mollifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia mollifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory