Acacia floribunda (Vent.) Willd.

White Sallow-wattle

Sp. Pl., edn 4, 4: 1051 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)

Spreading shrub or tree, 2–8 m high. Phyllodes linear to narrowly lanceolate, 5–19 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, thin and pliable, acute and often minutely mucronate, sparsely covered in appressed hairs or some leaves glabrous; primary veins 1–3, secondary veins 6–10, parallel, sparingly reticulate; gland absent. Spikes 1–2 per axil, 2–8 cm long, cream to pale yellow; rachis usually visible between flowers, often finely pubescent; peduncle very short. Flowers 4-merous, loosely packed; sepals united, often ciliate. Pod subcylindric, 6–12 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, mostly staight, sometimes constricted between seeds, chartaceous; seeds elliptic, 3–5 mm long, glossy, brown, funicle folded about 4–8 times, aril small, irregularly thickened. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Widespread in forests of East Gippsland (indigenous range extending westward to near Briagolong), mostly along the banks of streams. Also naturalised from cultivated sources outside this range.

Apparently hybridizes with A. oxycedrus in New South Wales.

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.
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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 floribunda in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia floribunda in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory