Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia leichhardtii

Scientific NameAcacia leichhardtii
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Leichhardt's Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Spreading shrub to c. 3 m high; branches slender and often arching downwards." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows in shallow soil in sandstone ranges, in Eucalyptus open forest with closed scrub."(WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

We also observe Acacia leichhardtii on exposed saprolites, often kaolinised, where the parent rocks were metamorphics. In these poor situtations there is very little competition from grasses.

Acacia leichhardtii forms stands of small proportions and are usually in Eucalypt forest settings. These are nonetheless large enough to facilitate a reasonable seed collection.

Historical Notes


"Sporadic from the Blackdown Tableland SE to Helidon near Toowoomba, Qld."(WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

References and Related Links


WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Sept 22, 2019]