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Taxon: Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth.

Genus: Acacia
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Acacieae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 781
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 1:377. 1842
Name verified on: 08-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Nov-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:52. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:52. 1997)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: charcoal   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:52. 1997)
  • Fuels: fuelwood   (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of northern black wattle   (based on natural hybridization fide J Trop Forest Sc 12:795. 2000)
  • Materials: fiber   (as a source of wood pulp fide Trop Leg)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Pl Res SEAs 11:52. 1997)
  • Weed   (fide Rep NCEPPC)

Distributional range:

    Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland [n.]

    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    China: China
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea
    Australia: Australia [n.]
    South America


  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Cubero, J. I. & M. T. Moreno, dirs. 1983. Leguminosas de grano. [mentions].
  • Dinh Kha, L. 2000. Studies on natural hybrids of Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis in Vietnam. J. Trop. Forest Sci. 12:794–803.
  • Doran, J. C. & J. W. Turnbull, eds. 1997. Australian trees and shrubs: species for land rehabilitation and farm planting in the tropics. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 11:52–56.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Maslin, B. R. & L. Pedley. 1982. The distribution of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Australia. Part 1. Species distribution maps. Res. Notes W. Austral. Herb. 6:15.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [cult.].
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Pedley, L. 1978. A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland. Austrobaileya 1:172.
  • Pedley, L. 1986. Derivation and dispersal of Acacia (Leguminosae), with particular reference to Australia, and the recognition of Senegalia and Racosperma. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 92:247. [= Racosperma auriculiforme (A. Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley].
  • Pettigrew, C. J. & L. Watson. 1975. On the classification of Australian acacias. Austral. J. Bot. 23:840.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rico-Arce, Maria de Lourdes. 2007. A checklist and synopsis of American species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae).
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.


Check other web resources for Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Acacia auriculiformis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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