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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 obliquinervia

Acacia obliquinervia Tindale

Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 4:76. 1968
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia obliquinervia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia obliquinervia, known colloquially as mountain hickory[1] or mountain hickory wattle,[2] is a species of Acacia that is endemic to south eastern Australia.[1]


The shrub or tree can grow to a height of 1 to 15 m (3 ft 3 in to 49 ft 3 in) and can have an erect or spreading habit. The has dark brown coloured and deeply fissured bark with angled or flattened and glabrous branchlets that are often covered in a fine white powdery coating. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The glabrous, evergreen phyllodes have an obovate to narrowly oblanceolate shape that is occasionally narrowly elliptic with a length of 5 to 17 cm (2.0 to 6.7 in) and a width of 9 to 55 mm (0.35 to 2.17 in) with a prominent midvein.[1] It blooms between August and December producng simple inflorescences that are found in clusters of 3 to 16 in the racemes along a zig-zagged axis of 1 to 10 cm (0.39 to 3.94 in) with spherical flower-heads that have a diameter of 5 to 8 mm (0.20 to 0.31 in) containing 20 to 35 bright yellow coloured flowers.[1] Following flowering it forms chartaceous to thinly coriaceous seed pods that have an oblong shape with a length of 4 to 15 cm (1.6 to 5.9 in) and have a width of 12 to 25 mm (0.47 to 0.98 in) and can be covered in a fine white powdery coating. The dull to slightly shiny black seeds inside have an oblong-elliptic to ovate shape with a length of 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in).[2]

It is native south eastern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory,[2] and Victoria in eastern Australia. In New South Wales it is found in tableland areas of the Great Dividing Range that are south of the Goulburn River valley where it is found growing in soils derived from the surrounding sandstone as a part of moist or dry sclerophyll forest and woodland communities.[1] It is found in central and eastern Victoria where its range extends from the Grampians to areas east of Melbourne where it is commonly situated in montane woodlands and forests at an altitude of 500 to 1,700 m (1,600 to 5,600 ft).[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


Harden GJ (1990). "Acacia obliquinervia Tindale". Plantnet - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
"Acacia obliquinervia Tindale Mountain Hickory Wattle". Flora of Victoria. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

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