Acacia subtilinervis F.Muell.

Fragm. 4: 8 (1863)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect shrub, to 4 m tall. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblong, 5–11 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, straight to slightly curved, flat, coriaceous, obtuse to acute with sometimes hooked, knob-like mucro, margins often translucent; midrib prominent with numerous, often translucent, longitudinal secondary veins, none reticulate; gland small or obscure, basal. Spikes 1–2 per axil, 12–18(–27) mm long, bright to deep yellow; rachis glabrous; peduncle 4–10 mm long. Flowers 5-merous, more or less dense; sepals united, with coarse hairs. Pods linear, 4–6 cm long, 3–4 mm wide; seeds with funicle folded, aril fleshy. Flowers Aug.–Sep.

EGU. Also NSW. In Victoria, confined to steep rocky slopes in the gorge tract of the Snowy River east of W Tree.

Characterized by the thick, usually straight phyllodes with (at least in young phyllodes) translucent margins and veins, no reticulate venation and a prominent midrib.

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 subtilinervis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia subtilinervis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory