Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia cincinnata

Scientific NameAcacia cincinnata
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Coil Pod Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Large shrub or tree 5–25 m high. Bark furrowed, flaky, dark grey to black." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"...often in sandy soils over granite. Flowers May & June." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

We observe A.cincinnata on deep coastal sands in Queensland. Of note to the seed collector are the distinctive seed pods with spiral coiled structure and glossy black seeds contrasting against brilliant orange or yellow arils. The seed may be relatively late ripening.

The taxon has various agroforestry applications which are described in the World Agrofrestry Centre reference below.

Historical Notes


"Restricted to Qld, on rainforest margins in wetter areas of the Atherton Tableland, its adjacent coast and the Eungella Ra., also in eucalypt open forest often on river banks in high rainfall areas on the coast between Maryborough and Brisbane;..." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia cincinnata | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia cincinnata | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

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