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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 mucronata
Subspecies: A. m. subsp. dependens – A. m. subsp. longifolia – A. m. subsp. mucronata

Acacia mucronata Willd. ex H.L.Wendl., 1820|

Racosperma mucronatum (Willd. ex H.L.Wendl.) Pedley (2003) [Homotypic]
Racosperma mucronatum (Willd. ex H.L.Wendl.) Mart. (1829) [Nom. invalid.]

Native distribution areas:
Acacia mucronata

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia

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

Willdenow, C.L.v., 1820. Commentatio de Acaciis Aphyllis 46 t. 12.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia mucronata in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia mucronata. Published online. Accessed: Aug 09 2019. 2019. Acacia mucronata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 09 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia mucronata – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia mucronata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: narrow-leaf wattle

Acacia mucronata, the variable sallow wattle or narrow-leaved wattle, is a shrub or small tree to 5 m high. It is native to southeast Australia, mainly the states of Tasmania and Victoria (where it is widespread and common in forests and woodland, mostly south of the Great Dividing Range). It often grows as an understorey tree or shrub in eucalypt forest or as a dominant in scrubland. In drier regions of its distribution, like in northeast Tasmania, it often grows along creeks and sheltered coastlines.

There are 3 subspecies. Acacia mucronata subsp. longifolia is distinguished from the other 2 subspecies (both apparently Tasmanian endemics) in having phyllodes usually more than 9 cm long (rarely less than 10 times as long as wide) and usually acute, this is reflected in the name: mucronata, i.e. "mucronate, pointed".

Flowers in loose spikes 1–6 cm long, solitary or twinned, creamy white or pale yellow; rachis visible between flowers. Flowers in spring, usually Aug.–Dec. [2] [3]

"Acacia mucronata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
"Acacia mucronata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI). Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
"Acacia mucronata". VicFlora, Flora of Victoria. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria. Retrieved 15 September 2017.

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