Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia neriifolia

Scientific NameAcacia neriifolia
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Oleander-Leaved Wattle, Bastard Yarran
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Erect shrub or tree to 9 m high; juvenile bipinnate foliage sometimes persistent." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


Very easily confused with Acacia pustula by operators who are unaware two closely related species are named. Distinguishing the two species is mainly by the size and location of the upper marginal gland closest to the base. There may be from one to three of these glands. "Usually distinguished from A. pustula by presence of an indumentum and less prominent lowermost gland closer to the pulvinus." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Acacia neriifolia is a generous seed producer partly owing to the size of its seed which may be to 6mm long.

Historical Notes


"Occurs mainly on the western slopes and tablelands of the Great Divide in Qld (S of Emerald) and N.S.W. (N of Dubbo), often on rocky hillsides and ridgetops of granite or sandstone." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

References and Related Links

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