Acacia trineura F.Muell.

Three-nerved Wattle

Fragm. 4: 5 (1863)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Rounded, fragrant shrub or small tree, 1–5 m high; branchlets slightly angular with resinous ridges, hoary. Phyllodes ascending, obovate to oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 4–11 mm wide, straight to slightly curved, thin-coriaceous, glabrous, obtuse with minute, callose apiculum; main veins 3, distinct, resinous, impressed in crests of low ridges, with several secondary veins and occasional anastomoses. Racemes 3–8-headed, rachis 5–7 mm long, minutely pubescent; peduncles 3–5 mm long; heads globular, 3.5–4.5 mm diam., c. 25-flowered, light to dark golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods linear, to 6(–8) cm long, 2–4 mm wide, raised over and sometimes constricted between seeds, chartaceous, straight; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4 mm long, glossy black, funicle-aril apical. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Localised, sometimes near inland water, growing in red earths and clay.

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, 2021-03-18
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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 trineura in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia trineura in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory