Acacia subporosa F.Muell.

Bower Wattle

Fragm. 4: 5 (1863), as A. supporosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tree, to 12 m high, often viscid, with sub-pendulous branches; branchlets with longitudinal green to brown, low ribs alternating with often resinous bands, later terete and ribbed, glabrous. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic, 6–9 cm long, 4–11 mm wide, thin, sometimes curved, glabrous except margins with appressed, minute hairs, resinous-punctate, acute to acuminate; main veins 2–5, distant, with several weaker longitudinal veins, anastamoses occasional. Peduncles 6–11 mm long, with antrorse, somewhat appressed, minute hairs, basal bract persistent; heads globular, 6–7 mm diam., 20–25-flowered, pale lemon-yellow. Flowers 5-merous; sepals partly united. Pods linear, to 7.5 cm long and 5 mm wide, firmly chartaceous, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4 mm long, glossy, dark brown, aril small and terminal.  Flowers Sep.–Oct.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Restricted to near-coastal strip from Bega in New South Wales to the north-east tip of Victoria where known with certainty from the Howe Range and Genoa River catchment. Throughout its range it grows in moist sandy/shaley soils and conglomerates, especially along streams in gullies at margin of rainforests, and on low hillsides. .

With A. cognata, a member of the A. verniciflua complex.

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: 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 subporosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia subporosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present cultivated

State distribution

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New South Wales