Acacia linearifolia Maiden & Blakely

J. Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 60: 177 (1927)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Erect spreading shrub or tree to 10 m high; bark often corrugated or fissured towards base; juvenile foliage often persistent on lower branches; branchlets angled at extremities, glabrous. Phyllodes linear, 6–14 cm long, 2–5 mm wide, sometimes slightly curved, glabrous, recurved-mucronate to uncinate; midrib prominent, lateral veins obscure; glands 1, sometimes 2, the lowermost 10–60 mm above the pulvinus, exserted. Racemes prolific, with rachis 1–8 cm long, glabrous; peduncles 2–4 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, usually 20–30-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods narrowly oblong, not or hardly constricted between seeds, to 13 cm long, 5–7.5 mm wide, chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, 5–6 mm long, shiny, black; funicle short, aril clavate.   Flowers Aug.–Oct.

NIS. Also NSW. Known in Victoria from a small population in dry open forest in the north-east near Burrowye (near the New South Wales border). The nearest population appears to be at The Rock, near Corowa in New South Wales whereas the species is principally found on dry inland slopes of central New South Wales.

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 linearifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia linearifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory