Queensland Native Seeds

Vachellia bidwillii

Scientific NameVachellia bidwillii
CategoriesNitrogen FixerTreeWattle
Common Name(s)Corkwood Wattle, Dogwood
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily - Mimosoideae


"Shrub or tree 1.5–10 m high; branches sometimes pendulous. Bark corky, furrowed." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"...often occurs as a scattered understorey tree in grassy, open eucalypt woodland, as well as growing in open forest, Acacia woodland or sometimes shrubland, in clay, loam, sandy or stony soils, on plains or on valley floors, slopes and ridges in undulating to hilly country, also in skeletal soils on rocky slopes. Flowers mainly Nov. and Dec., sometimes Apr.–Oct., also sporadic; fruits (Dec.–) Apr.–Oct." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Previously known as Acacia bidwillii. Inflorescences are globular. Seed is available later than the majority of Acacias in Queensland, more specifically around February to April rather than from September to December. We see Vachellia bidwillii regenerating on country extensively cleared for grazing across central and southern Queensland. This country is often undulating and constituted of basaltic soils supporting woodland remnants of Corymbia erythrophloia, Eucalyptus melanophloia, Eucalyptus populnea and Corymbia tessellaris and Eucalyptus tereticornis.

Historical Notes

"The roots of young trees were roasted and eaten by Aborigines, and young plants may be browsed by cattle, fide E.Anderson, Pl. Central Queensland 22 (1993)." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)


"Common in the Burnett and Port Curtis districts of Qld, but ranging as far N as Mt Carbine and with a western disjunction in the Mount Isa area." (WorldWideWattle ver. 2)

Distribution Map | Vachellia bidwillii | Queensland Native Seeds

Vachellia bidwillii | inflorescence, habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Vachellia bidwillii | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Vachellia bidwillii | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Vachellia bidwillii | fruit | Queensland Native Seeds
Vachellia bidwillii | pod, seed | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

WorldWideWattle ver. 2. Published on the internet at: www.worldwidewattle.com [Accessed Oct 10,, 2019]