Acacia fimbriata A.Cunn. ex G.Don

Fringed Wattle

Gen. Hist. 2: 406 (1832) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect or spreading shrub or tree to c. 6 m high; branchlets angled or flattened, glabrous or hairy on ribs. Phyllodes linear to narrowly oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, 2–5(–7) cm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, acute to obtuse-mucronate, ± appressed hairy on margins, sometimes glabrous, midrib fine, lateral veins few and obscure; glands 1, rarely 2, the lowermost 1–7 mm above the pulvinus, usually submerged and swollen within the lamina. Racemes with rachis 1.5–7.5 cm long, slender, glabrous or hairy; peduncles 1.5–5 mm long, slender, glabrous or hairy; heads globular, 8–20-flowered, usually bright golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods to 9.5 cm long, 5–9 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, commonly pruinose, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, oblong-elliptic, 4–5 mm long, subshiny, black, aril clavate. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

*Gold, *HSF, *MuM, *OtP. Native to New South Wales and Queensland.

Commonly cultivated, plants occasionally establishing outside of cultivation in Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-27
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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 fimbriata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia fimbriata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory