Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia stenophylla

Scientific NameAcacia stenophylla
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)River Cooba, River Myall, Gurley, Munumula


"Somewhat bushy tree 4–20 m high, with a tendency to sucker. Bark rough, dark grey to blackish." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Usually grows in heavy soils along watercourses subject to periodic flooding where it frequently forms monospecific stands." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Currently, the demand for Acacia stenophylla in rehabilitation is minor. If practice changes toward the utilisation of salt tolerant native trees then the species may be in much higher demand. A. stenophylla is attributed with very high salt tolerating ability by various sources. Collection of the seed is a simple task however during the threshing of the pods a very noxious dust is created and dust control is very important. The effects of inhalation are brief yet also immediate, distressing and not too easily forgotten.

Acacia stenophylla does set seed relatively often. Even in drought years considerable seed production may occur in some areas owing to the relative availability of soil moisture in its typical habitat.

Historical Notes


"Very widely distributed in inland arid areas from north-eastern W.A., E through N.T. to Qld (W of the Great Divide) and S to the Murray- Lachlan- Darling R. system in N.S.W., Vic. and S.A., disjunct in S.A. between L. Eyre and the Murray R." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

References and Related Links

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