Queensland Native Seeds

Acacia triptera

Scientific NameAcacia triptera
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrubWattle
Common Name(s)Pur-Wing Wattle
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Mimosoideae


"Spreading, twisted shrub or tree to 4.5 m high and 7 m across." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"... sandy plains or in skeletal soils on rocky escarpments..." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Acacia triptera is heavily armoured with pungent phyllodes and yet it's incredibly attractive when it receives a little water around flowering time.

Historical Notes


"...in central and southern Qld and central N.S.W., usually occurring W of the Great Dividing Ra. and sometimes forming extensive and impenetrable thickets in open eucalypt woodland. An isolated occurrence occurs in the Warby Ra. near Wangarrata in north-east Vic. Usually flowers from Aug.–Nov. and fruits Nov.–Jan., rarely later." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Acacia triptera | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed on Sept 23, 2019] http://worldwidewattle.com/speciesgallery/triptera.php?id=23855