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List of Tasmanian Acacia species (wattle trees)

Derivation: from Greek acis, a thorn.

List of species/subspecies of Acacia native to Tasmania#, including endemic species (marked ε).

Scientific NameAuthorityCommon NameObsolete NameStatus *
A. axillaris ε Hook. f. midlands wattle v, VU
A. dealbata Link silver wattle
A. derwentiana ε A.M.Gray (2005) Derwent wattle
A. genistifolia Link spreading wattle Acacia diffusa
A. gunnii Benth. ploughshare wattle Acacia vomeriformis
A. longifolia var. sophorae (Andrews) Willd coast wattle, boobyalla, false boobyalla Acacia sophorae (Labill.) R.Br.(ref 4.)
A. mearnsii De Wild black wattle Acacia mollissima
A. melanoxylon R.Br. blackwood
A. mucronata Wendl. native willow
A. myrtifolia (Sm.) Willd. myrtle wattle
A. pataczekii ε D.I.Morris Wally's wattle r
A. riceana ε Hensl. Rice's wattle
A. siculiformis Benth. dagger wattle Acacia stuartiana r
A. stricta (Andrews) Willd. hop wattle
A. suaveolens (Sm.)Willd. sweet wattle
A. terminalis (Salisb.) J.F.Macbr. sunshine wattle Acacia botrycephala
A. ulicifolia (Salisb.) Court juniper wattle, prickly mosses Acacia juniperina r
A. uncifolia (J.M.Black) O'Leary, coast wirilda r
A. verniciflua A.Cunn. varnished wattle
A. verticillata var. ovoidea Benth. Acacia ovoidea
A. verticillata subsp. ruscifolia (G.Don)Court A. verticillata var. latifolia Benth., p.p.A
A. verticillata var. verticillata (L'Her.) Willd. prickly mimosa

Conservation Status *

# Botanist continue to publish new findings and continue to discuss the taxonomy of Acacia in Tasmania, so some lists might have more or less than the number listed here. Contributions of more recent taxonomy are very welcome.


  1. DPIPWE Threatened Species List.
  2. EPBC Act List of Threatened Flora: VU=Vulnerable, EN=Endangered, CR=Critically Endangered, EX=Extinct.
  3. IUCN red list of threatened species Categories.
  4. Australian Journal of Botany 26(6) 755 - 771 , 1978, DR Murray, WJ Ashcroft, RD Seppelt and FG Lennox , Comparative Biochemical and Morphological Studies of Acacia sophorae (Labill.) R. Br. And A. longifolia (Andrews) Willd.

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