Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata

Green Wattle

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tree 5–12 m tall; smooth or sometimes finely fissured, dark grey or black; branchlets ribbed, hairy; ribs usually scabrous and with tufted hairs; young growth yellow. Leaves bipinnate, dark green; rachis c. 6–11 cm long, surface as for branchlets, with a gland at the junction of the uppermost 1–3 pinna pairs; pinnae in c. 10 pairs; pinnules in c. 35–55 pairs, crowded, linear, 2–4.5 mm long, c. 0.5–0.8 mm wide, within a single pinna more or less equal in length, margins hairy, apex obtuse and with pointed tuft of hair. Inflorescence a raceme or panicle; heads globular, c. 30–40-flowered, pale yellow, peduncles 5–8 mm long, hairy. Pod flatfish, straight or slightly curved, 7–10 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, irregularly constricted, dark brown, scabrous above seeds, with scattered, short, appressed hairs. Green Wattle (Figure 131g). Flowers Dec.–Jan.

EGL. Known only from a single river catchment in Cann River area of East Gippsland, plants growing at the margins of warm temperate rainforest gullies. A specimen in MEL from Narre Warren is presumed to be from a cultivated plant.

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: Andre Messina, 2016-03-21
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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 irrorata subsp. irrorata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia irrorata subsp. irrorata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory