Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia implexa

Scientific NameAcacia implexa
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Lightwood
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Tree 3–15 m high, often gregarious due to suckering; bipinnate leaves may persist on young plants. Bark rough, greyish." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows in a variety of situations but often in shallow soil on hills in open forest." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2) We note the occurrence of Acacia implexa on a variety of soils from shallow to deep although the most voluminous trees from on deep laterite profiles. Seed is collected in large quantity, however it is a taller subject than many of the high yielding Acacia species. A. implexa regenerates prolifically from its abundant seed. As is often the case for Acacia spp., the seed collector will need dust protection when threshing the pods of this plant.

Historical Notes


"Widespread and sometimes common, occurring in Qld on the Atherton Tableland and then from Shoalwater Bay S along the coast and tablelands through eastern N.S.W. and Vic. to Port Phillip Bay, and also on King Is., Tas." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia implexa  | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia implexa  | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia implexa  | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia implexa  | phyllodes | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia implexa  | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Acacia implexa  | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on July 17, 2019]