Queensland Native Seeds

Hovea acutifolia

Scientific NameHovea acutifolia
CategoriesNitrogen FixerShrub
Common Name(s)Hovea
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Faboideae


"Slender shrub to c. 4 m high; stems and branches with a dense covering of grey to rusty, curled and crinkled hairs intermixed with longer, straight hairs." (PlantNet)


Hovea species are well suited to the seed trade and to rehabilitation work. They are also extremely attractive flowering plants. Hovea acutifolia has a relatively coastal distribution and is therefore available for seed collection quite often although bumper years may remain spaced apart.

Historical Notes


Mostly coastal areas from Sydney, NSW to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island, Qld.

Distribution Map | Hovea acutifolia | Queensland Native Seeds

Hovea acutifolia | microscope | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: July 6, 2020.