Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia excelsa subsp. excelsa

Scientific NameAcacia excelsa subsp. excelsa
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Ironwood, Doodlallie, Bunkerman
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Tree to 20 m high, commonly with a weeping habit." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows in yellow or brown gravelly, sandy or clayey soils in eucalypt woodland." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2) Inflorescences are globular. Fruit is often seen ripening later in the season. Ironwood has been used for fencing timber.

Seed collections from Acacia excelsa often involve dealing with tall trees however lower regrowth can also be a good source of seed. Pods may tightly retain seed and usually require threshing. It will be difficult to clean without threshing machinery which is well adapted.

Historical Notes


"Rather frequent occurrence in Qld, primarily from the 20o S to the Condobolin area of central NSW."(WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia excelsa subsp. excelsa | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed July 15, 2019] http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/excelsa.php?id=23891