Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia aneura

Scientific NameAcacia aneura
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Mulga
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Shrub or tree to 18 m tall." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Bright yellow flower spikes, varaible in length to 30mm.


"Often in pure stands forming open forests, woodlands and shrublands or predominant in vegetation with eucalypts, often with shrubby understory. A prominent and conspicuous element of the landscape that has given rise to such terms as ‘mulga country’, ‘mulga lands’ or merely ‘the mulga’. Of great economic importance, particularly to the pastoral industry, most variants being palatable to grazing animals, native and exotic." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Before planning the use of Acacia aneura and seeking out sources of seed, rehabilitation operators should be aware of the high variablilty this taxon exhibits besides its tendency to intergradation with other Acacia species. This subject is elaborated on in WorldWideWattle ver. 2. The conclusions operators draw from such information may vary with goals and rationales which underpin projects.

Historical Notes


"Widely spread in all mainland States except Vic., mainly S of 20° latitude from the Indian Ocean almost to the Great Dividing Ra. in central Qld and in N.S.W.; usually on loamy or sandy soils in areas of low relief or on shallow rocky soils on hills." (WorldWideWattle (ver. 2)

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on 26 July 2019] http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/aneura.php?id=3217