Acacia acuminata Benth.

Raspberry Jam Wattle

London J. Bot. 1: 373 (1842) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Shrub or small tree 3–10 m high; brachlets ascending to erect. Phyllodes linear to narrowly elliptic, (5–)8–15(–18) cm long, (1.5–)2–8(–10) mm wide, flat, straight to slightly curved, apex curved-acuminate, margins fringed with minute hairs; midrib prominent with numerous parallel secondary veins, rarely anastomosing; gland small. Spikes usually 1–2 per axil, more or less sessile, (7–)10–30 mm long, golden; rachis pubescent. Flowers mostly 4-merous, densely packed; sepals united in lower half, united portion, midribs and margins with white or yellowish hair. Pods linear, 3–8 cm long, 2.5–7 mm wide, usually moniliform, straight to slightly curved; valves chartaceous; seeds oblong to elliptic or obovate, 2–4.5 mm long, funicle folded 2 or 3 times, cream-coloured. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

*CVU, *MuF, *Wim. Native to Western Australia, plants occasionally escaping cultivation in Victoria.

Plants in Victoria appear to resemble the typical variant outlined by Maslin (2001).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-02-23
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-03-18
Distribution map
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 acuminata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia acuminata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present introduced
Murray Fans present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory