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Acacia decurrens

Accepted name

Acacia decurrens Willd.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


Acacia angulata Desv.9
Acacia decurrens Willd. var. angulata (Desv.)Benth.9
Acacia molissima Willd. var. angulata (Desv.)Walp.9
Mimosa angulata (Desv.) Poir.9
Mimosa decurrens Donn6, 9, 10
Mimosa decurrens Wendl.9, 10
Racosperma decurrens (Willd.) Pedley9, 11


Tribe: Acacieae;  Genus: Acacia

Vernacular names

Black Wattle6; Black Wattle9; Common Wattle (En)12; Green Wattle1; Green Wattle13; Green Wattle9


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Chemical products4; Chemical products12; Chemical products7; Chemical products9; Environmental3; Environmental12; Medicine12; Wood4; Wood12; Wood7


Australia, SE South Australia, SE Queensland, parts of New South Wales and9; Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and possibly Tasmania. The "natural"9; or native distribution is confused by naturalisation caused by widespread9; plantings in the past in New South Wales including the Australian Capital9; Territory.9; A. decurrens was introduced to South Africa, where it has played an important9; role in the tannin bark industry.9; Introduced & cultivated in the mountain regions of Java.6

Geographical records

Africa:   Ethiopia(I)14, South Africa(I)1, Tanzania(I)15

Asia3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19:   China(I)8, India(I)4, 7, 16, 17, 18, 19, Indonesia-ISO(I)6, Java(N)6, Pakistan(I)5, Sri Lanka(I)3

Australasia6, 9:   Australia(N)1, 6, 9, Tasmania(U)9

Australia:   Australian Capital Territory9, New South Wales9, Queensland9, South Australia9, Victoria9, Western Australia9

Caribbean20:   Haiti(I)20

China:   Guangdong8

India:   Andhra Pradesh7, Himachal Pradesh17, Karnataka16, Manipur19, Sikkim4, Tamil Nadu7, Uttar Pradesh18, West Bengal4

North America21:   United States(I)21

Pacific Ocean13:   New Zealand (North)(I)13, New Zealand (South)(I)13

South America22:   Colombia(U)23, Ecuador(I)22, Venezuela(U)24

United States:   California21, Florida21

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 25;  Distribution9;  Illustration9, 26


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 1994 Rico ML


1:Ross, J.H. (1975) Mimosoideae. In: Flora Southern Africa Vol. 16, pt. 1. Ross, J.H.
2:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
3:Kostermans, A.J.G.H. (1980) Mimosaceae. In Flora of Ceylon, Vol. 1. M.D. Dassanayalu....
4:Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987) Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
5:Ali, S.I. (1973) Flora of Pakistan, No. 36. Mimosaceae. Karachi: Univ. of Karachi
6:Nielsen, I.C. (1992) Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
7:Chakrabarty T, Gangopadhyay M (1996) The genus Acacia. J. Econ. Taxon Bot. 20: 599-633
8:Wu, T.L. (1988) Mimososoideae. In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 39 (Leguminosae 1)
9:Orchard, AE & Wilson, AJG, Eds. (2001) Flora of Australia, Vol. 11A. Mimosaceae, Acacia part 1
10:Isely, D. (1973) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (1): 1-152 Legum. of the U.S.: I.
11:Pedley, L. (1987) Austrobaileya 2: 358-9. Racosperma in New Zealand. A checklist
12:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
13:Webb, C.J. et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand Vol IV
14:Thulin, M. (1983) Opera Botanica 68: 1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
15:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
16:Rao, R.R. & Razi, B.A. (1980) A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
17:Chowdhery, H.J. & Wadhwa, B.M. (1984) Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1
18:Naithani, B.D. (1984) Flora of India series 3. Flora of Chamoli.B.S.I. Calcutta
19:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
20:Liogier, A.H. (1985) La Flore de la Espanola. III
21:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
22:Zarucchi, J.L. (1993) Specimen in MO herbarium
23:Garcia-Barriga, H. & Forero, E. (1968) Catalogo Ilustrado de Las Plantas de Cundinamarca 3: 1-136
24:Steyermark, J.A. & Huber, O. (1978) Flora del Avila 514-565 Leguminosae (Fabaceae)
25:Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
26:Matthew, K.M. (1996) Illustrations on the Flora of the Plain Hills, South India.

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