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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 linearifolia

Acacia linearifolia J.Forbes, 1833

Acacia linearifolia A.Cunn. ex Maiden & Blakely
Acacia murrumboensis Maiden & Blakely
Racosperma linearifolium Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia linearifolia

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Forbes, J. 1833. Hortus Woburnensis: a descriptive catalogue of upwards of six thousand ornamental plants cultivated at Woburn Abbey... 440 pp. London. BHL Reference page. : 223.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia linearifolia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia linearifolia. Published online. Accessed: Aug 07 2019. 2019. Acacia linearifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 07.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia linearifolia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Aug. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Aug 07 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia linearifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Narrow-leaved Wattle, Stringybark Wattle

Acacia linearifolia, commonly known as stringybark wattle[1] or narrow-leaved wattle,[2] is a shrub or tree of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to eastern Australia.


The shrub or tree can grow to a height of 10 metres (33 ft)[1] with an erect to spreading habit and smooth grey to gery-brown bark that becomes fissured toward the base.[2] It has dark-reddish glabrous branches that are sometimes scurfy.[1] It has thin, smooth, glabrous, green to grey-green phyllodes with a narrowly linear shape. The phyllodes have a length of 6 to 12 cm (2.4 to 4.7 in) and a width of 2 to 5 mm (0.079 to 0.197 in). When it blooms between August and October[2] produces racemose inflorescences along an axes with a length of 2.5 to 6 cm (0.98 to 2.36 in). The spherical densely packed flower-heads contain 20 to 26 golden coloured flowers. The seed pods that follow are raised on opposite sides over alternate seeds and usually constricted between the seeds. The glabrous reddish-brown pods have a length of up to 12 cm (4.7 in) and a width of 5 to 7.5 mm (0.20 to 0.30 in) and are firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous. The oblong to elliptic shiny black seeds found within the pods have a length of 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in).[1]

It is native to an area in the upper Hunter Valley[2] of New South Wales from around Scone and Denman, New South Wales in the east to around Gulgong in the east with southerly outliers around Wagga Wagga. It is often found growing on the lower portions of sandstone hills in colluvial rocky sandy soils[1] where it is often a part of dry sclerophyll forest and woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia linearifolia". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
"Acacia linearifolia Maiden & Blakely". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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