Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia cambagei

Scientific NameAcacia cambagei
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Gidgee
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Malodorous, spreading tree 4–15 m high; crown moderately dense. Bark flaky, dark grey." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Tolerates a wide range of soils but occurs most commonly in dark cracking clay or loam, as scattered individuals or in dense, almost pure stands." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2) Acacia cambagei is required on mine rehabilitation sites in greater quantities than it is produced in. Nonetheless we and other seed harvesters have observed it fruiting a number of times.

Historical Notes


"Widespread in arid and semi-arid eastern Australia, extending from central N.T. and north-eastern S.A. into central Qld and north-western N.S.W." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

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