Acacia lanigera A.Cunn.

Woolly Wattle

in B.Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 345 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rigid shrub, 1–2 m high; branchlets angular apically, with minute, curled hairs, infrequently with subappressed, minute hairs. Phyllodes elliptic, linear-elliptic or linear-oblanceolate, (2–) 3–6.5 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, rigid, straight to slightly curved, acute or obtuse, sharply or coarsely pungent or sometimes innocuous; veins villose, becoming glabrous, with 3 or 4, distant, main veins and several, raised, occasionally to frequently anastamosing, secondary veins; gland basal to 13 mm above pulvinus. Peduncles 1–4 per axil (commonly paired), 2–9 mm long, with minute hairs or glabrous; heads subglobular, 4.5–6.5 mm diam, 5–7 mm long, 20–30-flowered, golden; bracteoles obovate, lanceolate or elliptic, subsessile, acute to acuminate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals two-thirds to three-quarters united. Pods linear, to 10 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, coriaceous, strongly curved to openly once-coiled, villous-tomentose; seeds longitudinal, oblong to broadly elliptic, 4.5–5 mm long, dull dark brown, minutely verrucose, aril apical. Woolly Wattle (Hairy Wattle).

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP.

3 varieties, all in Victoria.

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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia lanigera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia lanigera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory