Acacia iteaphylla F.Muell. ex Benth.

Flinders Range Wattle

Linnaea 26: 617 (1855) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Bushy, spreading shrub 2–4 m high, branches often ultimately pendent; branchlets angled at extremities, glabrous, usually pruinose. Phyllodes narrowly linear to narrowly elliptic, 5–14 cm long, 3.5–8 mm wide, straight, glabrous, finely mucronate; midrib prominent, lateral veins absent or obscure; gland not prominent, 1–10 mm above pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 2–4 cm long, glabrous, 8–16-headed, enclosed when young by conspicuous imbricate bracts; peduncles 6–10 mm long, slender, glabrous; heads globular, 12–17-flowered, pale to lemon yellow. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods oblong, usually 6–12 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, often pruinose; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, 5–6.5 mm long, dull, dark brown to black, aril narrow. Flowers (Feb.­–)Apr.–Aug.

*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also WA (naturalised), SA (native and naturalised), NSW (naturalised). Native to South Australia, commonly cultivated, occasionally escaping into surrounding remnant native vegetation.

The low, arching cultivar ‘Parsons Cascade’ is commonly grown in cultivation. 

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-22
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-09-04
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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 iteaphylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia iteaphylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present cultivated

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory