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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 longissima

Acacia longissima H.L.Wendl., 1820

Acacia linearis Sims
Acacia linearis var. longissima (H.L.Wendl.) DC.
Acacia longifolia var. linearis (Sims) F.Muell.
Acacia longissima var. glauca Jacques
Acacia mucronata var. linearis (Sims) Rodway
Racosperma longissimum (H.L.Wendl.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia longissima

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland

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

Wendland, H.L., 1820. Commentatio de Acaciis Aphyllis 45, t. 11.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia longissima 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 longissima. Published online. Accessed: Aug 07 2019. 2019. Acacia longissima. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 07.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia longissima. 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 longissima in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: long-leaf wattle, narrow-leaf wattle

Acacia longissima, known colloquially as long-leaf wattle[1] or narrow-leaf wattle,[2] is a species of Acacia native to eastern Australia.


The wattle is slender shrub or small and spreading tree that grows to a height of about 5 m (16 ft). It has dry and membranous stipules that are usually less than 0.5 mm (0.020 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The thin and dark green phyllodes have a linear and are usually straight with a length of 6 to 18 cm (2.4 to 7.1 in) and a width of 1 to 10 mm (0.039 to 0.394 in) with three to seven main veins with the midvein that is most prominent. It blooms between January and May and fruits around November.[2]

The specific epithet is in reference to the long narrow phyllodes of this particular species.[1]

The plant is usually situated near the coast and is found as far north as Nambour and Nerang in south-eastern Queensland extending down the south coastal areas of New South Wales to around Batemans Bay. It is often found to inhabit the borders of rainforests[2] or in wet or dry sclerophyll forest communities where it is often found in gullies growing in sandy to clay soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


Harden GJ (1990). "Acacia longissima H.L.Wendl". Plantnet - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
"Acacia longissima". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 29 March 2020.

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