Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia melanoxylon

Scientific NameAcacia melanoxylon
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Blackwood
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Tree 6–30 (–45) m high, sometimes a shrub 1.5–3 m high, may spread by root suckers; bipinnate leaves often persist on young plants. Bark hard, fissured and somewhat scaly." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Grows in a diversity of habitats, but favours fertile soils in valleys and on flats in mountainous areas, often growing in wet sclerophyll forest and cooler rainforest. In north-western Tas. A. melanoxylon grows as a tall dominant tree in forested seasonal swamps." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Historical Notes


"Widespread, often common in south-eastern Australia, extending from Atherton Tableland S through the highlands of Qld, N.S.W., A.C.T., Vic. and Tas., also the Mt Lofty and Flinders Ranges, S.A.; cultivated in south-western Australia." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Sept 23, 2019]