Acacia triptera Benth.

Spur-wing Wattle

London J. Bot. 1: 325 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading intricate shrub or tree, to 4 m high. Phyllodes broadly decurrent, mostly lanceolate, 1.5–4 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, flat, curved, pungent-pointed; veins numerous, fine or sometimes rather obscure, mostly parallel, occasionally adjacent veins coalescing; gland small, less than 6 mm above axil. Spikes 1–3 per axil, bright yellow; rachis glabrous, often glaucous; peduncles 3–6 mm long. Flowers 4-merous, densely packed; sepals united, glabrous. Pods narrow-linear, mostly coiled, 2.5–8 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, somewhat contracted between the seeds; seeds c. 4 mm long, funicle short, aril fleshy. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Rare in Victoria with an isolated occurrence in Warby Ranges near Wangaratta, occurring among rocks on ridge tops. .

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

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory