Acacia stenophylla A.Cunn. ex Benth.

River Myall

London J. Bot. 1: 366 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rounded shrub to spreading tree, 4–20 m high; branches normally pendulous, branchlets glabrous to minutely sericeous, often pruinose, sometimes angular. Phyllodes strap-like, 15–40 cm long, 2–5(–10)mm wide, straight to weakly curved, thinly coriaceous, glabrous or appressed-puberulous, acute to acuminate, apex often strongly arcuate; veins numerous, closely parallel, narrower than intervein spaces. Racemes 3–5-headed, rachis 2–15 mm long, subglabrous or with appressed minute hairs; peduncles 6–13 mm long; heads globular, 6–9 mm diam., 25–40-flowered, creamy-white to pale yellow. Flowers 5-merous; sepals three-quarters united. Pod moniliform, to 26 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, woody-coriaceous, smooth, glabrous except micro-puberulous between seeds; seeds longitudinal, broadly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 7–9 mm long, dark brown, without aril, funicle enlarged, folded at seed apex and white. Eumong (Koorie name, ?central Australia). Flowering time irregular, mainly autumn.

GGr, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Grows in heavy soils along the Murray River and its floodplain downstream from c. Swan Hill with a few sporadic occurrences further south.

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, 2020-01-23
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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 stenophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia stenophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Greater Grampians present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory