Acacia podalyriifolia A.Cunn. ex G.Don

Gen. Hist. 2: 405 (1832) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Shrub or tree 2–6 m high; branchlets ± terete, pruinose with dense soft, spreading hairs. Phyllodes elliptic to broadly elliptic or ovate, 2–5 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, silvery-grey to glaucous, softly hairy, becoming glabrescent, acute to obtuse, mucronate; pinnately veined, midrib prominent and situated slightly more towards the adaxial margin; gland not prominent, 8–25 mm above the pulvinus. Racemes with rachis 2–11 cm long, pruinose, covered with soft spreading hairs; peduncles 5–10 mm long, pruinose, covered with soft spreading hairs; heads globular, 15–30-flowered, bright yellow. Flowers 5-merous, sepals united. Pods oblong, 5–12 cm long, 10–22 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, pruinose, velvety, becoming glabrescent; seeds longitudinal, oblong, 6–7.5 mm long, dull, black, aril clavate. Flowers Jun.–Aug.

*CVU, *Gold, *HSF, *NIS, *VVP. Native to Queensland and northern New South Wales, occasionally escaping cultivation, commonly in dry open woodland on rocky soil.

Readily distinguished by the silvery-grey waxy bloom on young growth.     

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-29
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-03-29
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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 podalyriifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia podalyriifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present cultivated
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present cultivated
Goldfields present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory