Acacia maidenii F.Muell.

Maiden's Wattle

Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 51: 398 (1892)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Spreading to erect tree, 5–12 m high. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, 7–18 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, sometimes falcate, flat, thin, apex acute and slightly hooked; primary veins 1–5 with numerous reticulate secondary veins, margins of young phyllodes often with appressed hairs; gland 5–12 mm above base. Spikes 1 (rarely 2) per axil, more or less sessile, 3–6 cm long, pale yellow; rachis densely pubescent. Flowers 4(rarely 5)-merous, loosely packed, pale yellow; sepals united, pubescent. Pod cylindric, coiled and twisted, 5–15 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, woody, pubescent; seeds c. 5 mm long, funicle folded, aril enlarged. Flowers May–Jul.

EGL. Also Qld, NSW. Restricted in Victoria to roadsides and near-coastal sandy rises near Orbost.

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, 2018-02-14
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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 maidenii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia maidenii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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