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Acacia longifolia

Accepted name

Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


Acacia longifolia (Andrews) Willd. var. typica Benth.11
Mimosa longifolia Andrews4, 9, 11
Mimosa macrostachya Poir.11
Phyllodoce longifolia (Andrews) Link11
Racosperma longifolium (Andrews) C. Mart.12


Tribe: Acacieae;  Genus: Acacia

Vernacular names

Acacia Trinervis13; Aroma Doble13; Golden Wattle1; Golden Wattle4; Golden Wattle7; Sallow Wattle (Au)11; Sydney Golden Wattle14; Sydney Golden Wattle15; Sydney Golden Wattle11; Sydney Golden Wattle16


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Environmental17; Environmental18; Environmental19


Widely cultivated17; Widely naturalised in New Zealand.18; Cultivated in the botanic garden on Mauritius.7; Introduced to the mountain regions of W. Java; not naturalised.9

Geographical records

Africa:   Kenya(I)20, South Africa(I)1

Asia6, 8, 9, 10, 21, 22:   India(I)6, 10, 21, Indonesia-ISO(I)9, Java(I)9, Myanmar(I)22, Sri Lanka(I)8

Australasia4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13:   Australia(N)1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, Tasmania(N)9, 11

Australia:   New South Wales5, 11, Queensland11, South Australia5, 11, Victoria5, 11

Caribbean23:   Dominican Republic(I)23

Europe:   Italy-F.E.(I)2, Portugal(I)2, Spain-F.E.(I)2

India:   Meghalaya10, Pondicherry21, Tamil Nadu10

Indian Ocean7:   Mauritius(I)7, Reunion(I)7

North America24:   United States(I)24, 25

Pacific Ocean18:   New Zealand (North)(I)18, New Zealand (South)(I)18

South America13:   Argentina(I)13, 26, Brazil(I)27, Colombia(I)28, Uruguay(I)26

United States:   California24

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

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 23, 29, 30;  Illustration14, 29, 31, 32, 33


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 1994 Rico ML


1:Ross, J.H. (1975) Mimosoideae. In: Flora Southern Africa Vol. 16, pt. 1. Ross, J.H.
2:Heywood, V.H. & Ball, P.W. (1968) Leguminosae. In: Flora Europaea Vol. 2. ed. Tutin, T.G. et al.
3:von Willdenow, C.L. (1806) Sp. Pl. Vol. 4
4:Isely, D. (1973) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (1): 1-152 Legum. of the U.S.: I.
5:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
6:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
7:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
8:Kostermans, A.J.G.H. (1980) Mimosaceae. In Flora of Ceylon, Vol. 1. M.D. Dassanayalu....
9:Nielsen, I.C. (1992) Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
10:Chakrabarty T, Gangopadhyay M (1996) The genus Acacia. J. Econ. Taxon Bot. 20: 599-633
11:Orchard, AE & Wilson, AJG, Eds. (2001) Flora of Australia, Vol. 11B. Mimosaceae, Acacia part 2.
12:Pedley, L. (1987) Austrobaileya 2: 358-9. Racosperma in New Zealand. A checklist
13:Burkart, A. (1952) Acme Agency, Buenos Aires 569 pp Las Leguminosas Argentinas
14:Harden, G.J. (Ed.) (1991) Flora of New South Wales, Vol 2. Kensington: New South Wales
15:Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
16:Bailey, L.H. (1961) Manual of cultivated plants. New York.
17:Elliot, W.R. & Jones, D.L. (1980) Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, Vols. 1-5. (1980-1990)
18:Webb, C.J. et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand Vol IV
19:Sheppard, J. (1985) New Zealand Acacia/Albizia survey. Publ. No. 9 Soil Cons. Centre
20:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
21:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
22:Yi, T.T. (1971) Union Burma J. Life Sci. 4: 1-37. The Burmese Mimosaceae.
23:Liogier, A.H. (1985) La Flore de la Espanola. III
24:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
25:List Based Record (1986) U.S. Soil Conservation Service
26:Boeclke, O. (1946) Darwiniana 7 (2): 240-321 Est. Morfologico Semillas Mim. y Cae
27:Burkart, A. (1979) Flora Ilustrada Catarinense 299 pp Leguminosas Mimosoideas
28:Garcia-Barriga, H. & Forero, E. (1968) Catalogo Ilustrado de Las Plantas de Cundinamarca 3: 1-136
29:Jessop, J. & Toelken, H.R. (Eds.) (1986) Flora of South Australia, Part 2.
30:Chandrabose, M. & Nair, N.C. (1987) Flora of Coimbatore
31:Polunin, O. & Huxley, A. (1965) Flowers of the Mediterranean. Chatto & Windus, London.
32:Polunin, O. (1969) Flowers of Europe.O.U.P.
33:Matthew, K.M. (1996) Illustrations on the Flora of the Plain Hills, South India.

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