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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia chrysotricha

Acacia chrysotricha Tindale

Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 4:20. 1966
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia chrysotricha in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia chrysotricha, commonly known as the Newry golden wattle or the Bellinger River wattle,[1] is a species of Acacia native to eastern Australia.[2] The species was listed as endangered in 2012 with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.


The tree typically grows to a height of 6 to 21 metres (20 to 69 ft) and has fissured grey to red-brown bark. It inconspicuously ridged branchlets that have a surface densely covered with spreading golden, grey or fawn coloured hairs. The tips of immature foliage is villous and a deep golden colour. The leaves are a dark green colour but lighter underneath. They are composed of 12 to 20 pairs of pinnae along rachis that are 8 to 14 cm (3.1 to 5.5 in) in length.[2] It flowers between July and August producing golden coloured flowers. The simple inflorescences are situated in axillary racemes. The spherical flower-heads contain 15 to 30 loosely packed golden flower. The thinly coriaceous dark brown to black seed pods that form after flowering in about November are 3 to 10 cm (1.2 to 3.9 in) in length and 4 to 6 mm (0.16 to 0.24 in) wide with whitish to brown hairs that have a length of around 2 mm (0.079 in).[2] The tree is reasonably short lived and requires fire to stimulate germination.[3]

In is endemic to a small area in the north eastern corner of New South Wales within the Brierfield- Newry State Forest region where it is often situated in steep narrow gullies growing in quartzite based soils as a part of tall open forest communities or in rainforest communities as a component of the understory.[2] It is known from two locations within the Jaaningga Nature Reserve where 1,200 individuals are known and two much smaller populations of around 30 individuals near the Gladstone State Forest over a total area of approximately 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi).[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


Malcolm, P. (2012). "Acacia chrysotricha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T19891443A20125119. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T19891443A20125119.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
"Acacia chrysotricha Tindale, Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb . 4: 20 (1966)". World Wide Wattle. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
"Acacia chrysotricha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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