Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd.

Sp. Pl., edn 4, 4: 1052 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading shrub or erect tree, 1.5–10 m high. Phyllodes linear to elliptic, 5–20 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, mostly straight, acute or rounded-obtuse, sometimes abruptly contracted at the apex into a short mucro; primary veins 2–4, prominent, secondary veins prominent, often reticulate; gland basal or almost so. Spikes 1–2 per axil, 2–5 cm long, more or less sessile, bright yellow; rachis glabrous. Flowers 4-merous; sepals united, glabrous. Pods cylindric or subcylindric, 5–15 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, sometimes moniliform, commonly firmly coriaceous; seeds elliptic, sometimes irregular, 4–6 mm long, shiny, funicle folded several times into a thickened lateral skirt-like aril.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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, 2016-10-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia longifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia longifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
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