Taxon: Acacia auriculiformis A. Cunn. ex Benth.

Genus: Acacia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Acacieae
Nomen number: 781
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 1:377. 1842
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Nov-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

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:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Southern America

    • : South America


  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Cubero, J. I. & M. T. Moreno, dirs. Leguminosas de grano. 1983 (Leg Grano)
  • 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. Australian trees and shrubs: species for land rehabilitation and farm planting in the tropics. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. 1997 (Aust TreesSh)
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants (Pl Res SEAs) 11:52-56.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • 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. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  • 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.
  • 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). (Pl Names)
  • Rico-Arce, Maria de Lourdes A checklist and synopsis of American species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). 2007 (Amer Acacia)
  • Verdcourt, B. A manual of New Guinea legumes. 1979 (Leg New Guinea)


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 & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.