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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 victoriae
Subspecies: A. v. subsp. arida – A. v. subsp. fasciaria – A. v. subsp. victoriae

Acacia victoriae Benth., 1848

Acacia coronalis J.M.Black
Acacia decora var. spinescens Benth.
Acacia hanniana Domin
Acacia sentis F.Muell.
Acacia sentis var. victoriae (Benth.) Domin
Racosperma victoriae (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Bentham, G. in T. L. Mitchell, 1848. Journal of an Expedition into the interior of Tropical Australia 333. 1848


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia victoriae 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 victoriae. Published online. Accessed: Aug 17 2019. 2019. Acacia victoriae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia victoriae – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia victoriae in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Bramble Wattle, Elegant Wattle, Gundabluey, Narran, Prickly Wattle

Acacia victoriae, commonly known as gundabluie or bardi bush, is a shrub-like tree native to Australia.[1] Subspecies: A. victoriae subsp. arida Pedley[1]

Distribution and ecology

Found in arid and semi-arid areas,[2] the Acacia victoriae is generally found in alkaline soils including clayey alluvials, grey cracking clays and saline loams on floodplains, alluvial flats, rocky hillsides and ridges.[3] Animals such as birds and small mammals are known to use the tree as protection. The seeds and foliage also offer a source of food to animals.[4]

Mature Acacia victoriae grow into a shrub-like tree with multiple trunks. They reach a height of about 5–6 meters and are moderately fast growing. It has a life-span of about 10–15 years. The tree has a large root system, known to extend to 20m. It is able to survive drought fairly well, however not in severe drought, though it can regenerate from suckers. Flowering begins in August and continues into late December; depending on the region the tree is found. As with the variation of flowering, the maturation of the seeds is also variant.
Foliage and seeds

The branches of Acacia victoriae are covered in small spines that are about 1 cm in length. During flowering, the branches are full clustered, yellowish, and strong scented flowers. Each flower is in a pair within the 12–12 cm cluster. Seeds are found in 8 cm pale coloured pods. The seeds themselves are about 0.5 cm and brown in colour.
Roasted and ground seeds

The nitrogen-containing seeds are used in breads as well as ground up as a meal. Aboriginals are helping to apply their methods to using the seeds from Acacia victoriae for food. The seeds have also been used as fodder, being a good source of protein.
Land uses

The Acacia victoriae is useful when used as a windbreak and also helps with soil stabilization. Because it is able to grow at a moderate rate, it has also been used as site rehabilitation.
See also

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List of Australian herbs and spices
List of Acacia species


ILDIS LegumeWeb
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Florabank (2012). Acacia victoriae. Retrieved from:
Worldwide Wattle (2012). Acacia victoriae Benth. Retrieved from:

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