Fine Art

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 venulosa

Acacia venulosa Benth., 1846

Acacia lanigera var. venulosa (Benth.) C.Moore & Betche
Racosperma venulosum (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia venulosa

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

Bentham, G., 1846. London J. Bot. 5: 366. 1846


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia venulosa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia venulosa. Published online. Accessed: Aug 17 2019. 2019. Acacia venulosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia venulosa – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

Acacia venulosa, commonly known as veiny wattle[1] or veined wattle,[2] is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to an area of eastern Australia.


The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 3 m (1 ft 8 in to 9 ft 10 in) with angular-ribbed branchlets that are covered in red-brown to black resin-hairs.[3] Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves.[4] The ascending, thinly leathery and glabrous to slightly hairy phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape and are straight to incurved with a length of 5 to 9 cm (2.0 to 3.5 in) and a width of 4 to 15 mm (0.16 to 0.59 in). The coarsely pungent phyllodes have three main nerves with many longitudinally minor nerves in between.[3] It blooms between June and November.[4]

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1842 as a part of the work Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species as published in the London Journal of Botany. It was reclassified by Leslie Pedley in 1987 as Racosperma venulosum then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006. The only other synonym is Acacia lanigera var. venulosa.[5]

It is native to south eastern Queensland and north eastern New South Wales. In New South Wales it is found to the north of Corindi Beach and the Northern Tablelands from around Armidale and the north western slopes around Howell where it is found growing in stony and sandy soils over and around areas of granite and sandstone as a part of open Eucalyptus forests and woodlands and heathsland communities.[4]

The seeds of the plant are available commercially and can be used for areas requiring revegetation or as an ornamental although seeds can require pretreatment.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia venulosa veiny wattle". Diversity Native Seeds. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
"Acacia venulosa (veined wattle)". Species Profile. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
"Acacia venulosa". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
"Acacia venulosa". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
"Acacia venulosa Benth". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

Plants, Fine Art Prints

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World