Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia conferta

Scientific NameAcacia conferta
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Crowded-Leaf Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Shrub or tree to 4 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows in sand or loam, in dry sclerophyll Eucalyptus forest or woodland." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Seed from Acacia conferta is very easily collected due to its low, shrubby habit and ability to set seed in relatively dry seasons. Unfortunately it has been highly underutilised in rehabilitation. The plant is an inexpensive nitrogen fixer and germinates readily.

Historical Notes


"Occurs on the western slopes and plains of N.S.W. N from Warialda and Moree, then extends from south-eastern Qld N to the coastal districts near Proserpine and inland as far as the W of Blackall, one collection from near Cairns." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on July 16, 2019]