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Acacia schinoides

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 schinoides

Acacia schinoides Benth., 1842

Racosperma schinoides (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia schinoides

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales
Introduced into:
Kenya, Zimbabwe

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

Bentham, G., 1842. The London Journal of Botany 1: 383.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia schinoides 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 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia schinoides. Published online. Accessed: Aug 14 2019. 2019. Acacia schinoides. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 14.
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist
Acacia schinoides – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names
English: Green Cedar Wattle

Acacia schinoides is a shrub or tree indigenous to Australia. It has also been introduced into Kenya and Zimbabwe and it is cultivated there. A common name for the plant in Australia is green cedar wattle.[3]


Acacia schinoides grows to a height of 2 to 10 metres (7 to 33 ft) In summer it bears cream-colored, ball-shaped flowers.[4] It is a, "Fast-growing tree in well-composted soil."[5]


The shrub makes a good garden hedge.[5]

Natural growing conditions

Acacia schinoides can withstand frosts as low as −7 °C. It does well in both shade and sun.[5]

Bentham 1842, p. 383.
Bentham & Mueller 1864, p. 413.
"PlantNet". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 29 May 2007.



Bentham, George (1842). Hooker, William Jackson (ed.). "Notes on Mimoseae, with a Synopsis of Species". The London Journal of Botany (in Latin). London: H. Baillièr. 1: 318–392. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
Bentham, George; Mueller, Ferdinand von, Freiherr (1864). Flora australiensis:a description of the plants of the Australian territory. London: L. Reeve and co. Retrieved 23 July 2020.

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