Acacia nanodealbata J.H.Willis

Dwarf Silver-wattle

Victorian Naturalist 73: 154 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Similar to Acacia dealbata but a small mountain or subalpine tree 2–6 m high, pinnules almost touching or overlapping, oblong, 1–2.5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, with a few hairs, usually around margin, apex obtuse, often rounded; pods 4–6 cm long, 1–2 cm wide. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

CVU, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, VAlp, WaP. Known from forests in the Healesville-Warburton area, the top of Mt Macedon, near Creswick, and in the Otway Range.

Acacia nanodealbata differs from A. dealbata in having crowded (almost touching to overlapping), almost glabrous pinnules which are less than 2.5 mm long and have an obtuse apex. The pinnules of Acacia dealbata subsp. alpina are generally longer and less stout than those of A. nanodealbata. The overall aspect of the tree is generally greener than the typical grey-green of A. dealbata.

Despite the common name, A. nanodealbata is rarely of 'dwarf' habit and often of similar stature to A. dealbata.

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: Neville Walsh, 2020-09-02
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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 nanodealbata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia nanodealbata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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