Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia decora

Scientific NameAcacia decora
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Pretty Wattle, Western Silver Wattle, Western Golden Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Shrub to 3m having short phyllodes 2-6cm long with one prominent midvein." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


Acacia decora may be seen as patches to a hundred acres or more across grazing lands within its Queensland range. Among natural areas it is usually found in Eucalyptus woodlands. Inflorescences are globular, bright yellow and flowering events may be spectacular. This is a later flowering wattle which produces ripened seed around early December in Queensland. It has high potential in rehabilitation. Unfortunately in Queensland, fruiting is often adversley affected by dry Spring weather making seed uneconomic to collect for long periods. It is a relatively long lived Acacia for it's size and suckers prolifically after fire or dozing. The seed is simple to collect and clean, comparing well in this sense to A. fimbriata and A. falcata. The productivity is somewhat lower.

Historical Notes


"Widespread in eastern Australia from the Palmer R. area, north Qld, through N.S.W. to Wangaratta, Vic. "(WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia decora | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia decora | inflorescence, phyllode | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia decora | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia decora | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia decora | habit | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on July 15, 2019]