Acacia elongata Sieber ex DC.

Swamp Wattle

Prodr. 2: 451 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect or spreading shrub 0.5–4 m high; branchlets angled apically, yellow ribbed, puberulous to glabrous. Phyllodes linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 5–17 cm long, 2–4(–7) mm wide, straight to slightly curved, ± glabrous, acute or obtuse, mucronate; main veins 3, distant, with few, longitudinally anastomosing lateral veins; gland small, near base. Peduncles 3–15 mm long, 1–3(–7) per node, minutely hairy; heads globular, 5–10 mm diam., 20–42-flowered, light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals half to two-thirds united. Pods linear, strongly raised over seeds, 3–11.5 cm long, 3–5 mm wide, thin-coriaceous to chartaceous, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, broadly elliptic to oblong, 3–4 mm long, glossy, dark brown, aril apical. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

*HSF, *MuM. Native to New South Wales, ACT (doubtfully naturalised).

Sparingly established along a roadside at Moondarra State Park north of Morwell and in bushland at Kooloonong between Mildura and Swan Hill.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-04
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2020-09-04
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 elongata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia elongata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory