Acacia verniciflua
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. verniciflua
Binomial name
Acacia verniciflua
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia verniciflua, commonly known as varnish wattle,[2] is a shrub or small tree species that is endemic to Australia.[2] It has an erect or spreading habit, growing to between 1 and 6 metres high, The phyllodes are often sticky and lustrous and vary in length, width and shape. The globular pale-yellow flowerheads appear in the leaf axils from July to November, followed by seedpods that are up to 10 cm long and unconstricted. These contain shiny black seeds.[3][2] It is often found growing alongside Eucalyptus obliqua where it can dominate the understory.

Three forms identified in the Flora of Victoria (1996) have since been assigned to other species as follows:

The species occurs in dry sclerophyll forest in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Acacia verniciflua". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d "Acacia verniciflua". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
  3. ^ Wild Plants of Victoria (database). Viridans Biological Databases & Department of Sustainability and Environment. 2009.