Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia oswaldii

Scientific NameAcacia oswaldii
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Umbrella Wattle, Miljee, Curly Yarran
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Shrub or tree 2–8 m high." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"...mainly in calcareous sands or loam." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

A unique Acacia with curly pods and large, attractive seeds. It's distribution and ecological settings predict this would be a useful Acacia species for mining rehabilitation. However it has not materialised in the quantities required for that purpose. Within our Queensland to northern NSW areas of operation Acacia oswaldii is generally hard to recognise amongst its co-inhabitants and appears singly or in very small groups.

Historical Notes


"Widespread and scattered in arid, semi-arid and subtropical areas in all mainland states S of 19 Lat. S; mainly in calcareous sands or loam." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia oswaldii | Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia oswaldii | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Nov 21, 2019]