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List of names matching "Acacia mearnsii"
Status Name
accepted Acacia mearnsii De Wild.

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Acacia mearnsii

Accepted name

Acacia mearnsii De Wild.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


Acacia decurrens auct. non Willd.2
Acacia decurrens Willd. var. mollis auct. non Lindl.16
Acacia decurrens Willd. var. mollis Lindl.2, 14, 15, 17
Acacia mollissima sensu auct.1, 2, 15, 16, 18, 19
Racosperma mearnsii (De Wild.) Pedley16, 20


Tribe: Acacieae;  Genus: Acacia

Vernacular names

Ac cia-negra6; Black Wattle1; Black Wattle11; Black Wattle21; Black Wattle22; Black Wattle14; Black Wattle16; Black Wattle2


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Chemical products1; Wood1; Chemical products23; Chemical products9; Chemical products22; Chemical products24; Chemical products25; Chemical products14; Chemical products16; Environmental26; Environmental27; Miscellaneous25; Miscellaneous14; Wood9; Wood25; Wood14; Domestic2; Wood2


TROPICOS Specimen, Ecuador - 00882307; RBG Kew Specimen, Buenos Aires - Klitgaard, Harley, Maas and Welle 99; TROPICOS Specimen, Bolivia - 008967928; AVH Specimen, Western Australia - Specimen ID 0589844729; AVH Specimen, Queensland - Specimen ID 2707903130; New York Bot Gard Specimen, Rio de Janeiro - Specimen ID 39119731; Acacia decurrens subsp. mollis Auct. non Lindl.: Synonym3216; There are naturalised records for New South Wales, South Australia and south-16; western Western Australia.16; Introduced as an ornamental but not naturalised.26; Native of Australia; cultivated elsewhere & often naturalised.2

Geographical records

Africa2, 33:   Congo(I)33, Ethiopia(I)33, 34, Kenya(I)35, Malawi(I)33, Morocco(I)33, Rwanda(I)36, South Africa(I)1, Sudan(I)33, Swaziland(I)1, Tanzania(I)35, Uganda(I)35, Zambia(I)18, Zimbabwe(I)33

Argentina:   Buenos Aires37

Asia2, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 33, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42:   China(I)13, 15, India(I)8, 14, 39, 40, 41, Japan(I)33, Nepal(I)42, Pakistan(I)12, Ryukyu Is(I)17, Sri Lanka(I)10, Taiwan(I)13, 15, 38

Australasia2, 7, 9, 16, 29, 30, 43:   Australia(N)1, 2, 7, 9, 16, 29, 30, Papua New Guinea(N)2, Tasmania(N)7, 16, 43

Australia:   Australian Capital Territory16, New South Wales7, 16, Queensland30, South Australia7, 16, Victoria7, 16, Western Australia16, 29

Brazil:   Rio De Janeiro31, Rio Grande do Sul6, Santa Catarina6, Sao Paulo37

Caribbean5:   Jamaica(I)5

China:   Fujian15, Guangdong15, Guangxi15, Sichuan15, Yunnan15, Zhejiang15

Europe4:   Corsica(I)4, Italy-F.E.(I)4, Portugal(I)4, Spain-F.E.(I)4

India:   Himachal Pradesh39, Manipur40, Tamil Nadu8, 14, West Bengal41

Indian Ocean9, 11, 28, 33, 44:   Madagascar(I)28, 33, 44, Reunion(I)9, Seychelles(I)11

North America23, 45, 46:   United States(I)23, 45, 46

Pacific Ocean22, 47:   Hawaii(I)47, New Zealand (North)(I)22, New Zealand (South)(I)22

South America6, 28, 31, 37:   Argentina(I)37, Bolivia(I)28, Brazil(I)6, 31, 37, Ecuador(I)28

United States:   California45, 46

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 26, 35, 44, 48, 49, 50;  Distribution16;  Illustration12, 16, 27, 48, 49, 51


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 1994 Rico ML


1:Ross, J.H. (1975) Mimosoideae. In: Flora Southern Africa Vol. 16, pt. 1. Ross, J.H.
2:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
3:De Wildeman, E.A.J. (1925) Pl. Bequaert. Vol. 3
4:Heywood, V.H. & Ball, P.W. (1968) Leguminosae. In: Flora Europaea Vol. 2. ed. Tutin, T.G. et al.
5:Adams, C.D. (1972) Flowering Plants of Jamaica Univ. West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
6:Burkart, A. (1979) Flora Ilustrada Catarinense 299 pp Leguminosas Mimosoideas
7:Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990) Census Australian Vasc. Plants, Bureau Fl. & Fauna, Canberra
8:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
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10:Kostermans, A.J.G.H. (1980) Mimosaceae. In Flora of Ceylon, Vol. 1. M.D. Dassanayalu....
11:Robertson, S.A. (1989) Flowering Plants of Seychelles. Kew
12:Ali, S.I. (1973) Flora of Pakistan, No. 36. Mimosaceae. Karachi: Univ. of Karachi
13:Chen, T.C. (1988) Flora Reipubl. Popular Sin. Vol. 39. Science Press. Beijing
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15:Wu, T.L. (1988) Mimososoideae. In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 39 (Leguminosae 1)
16:Orchard, AE & Wilson, AJG, Eds. (2001) Flora of Australia, Vol. 11A. Mimosaceae, Acacia part 1
17:Walker, E.H. (1976) Flora of Okinawa and S. Ryukyu islands. Washing. Smithson. Inst
18:White, F. (1962) Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia.
19:Brenan, J.P.M. & Greenway, P.J. (1949) Check-list.. Brit. Emp. 5. Tanganyika Territory. Imp. For. Inst. Ox.
20:Pedley, L. (1987) Austrobaileya 2: 358-9. Racosperma in New Zealand. A checklist
21:Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. New York: Macmillan
22:Webb, C.J. et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand Vol IV
23:Isely, D. (1973) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25 (1): 1-152 Legum. of the U.S.: I.
24:Hotta, M et al (1989) Sekai Yuhyou-shokubutu (Useful Pls. of World) Heibonsha. Tokyo
25:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
26:Nielsen, I.C. (1992) Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
27:Sheppard, J. (1985) New Zealand Acacia/Albizia survey. Publ. No. 9 Soil Cons. Centre
28:TROPICOS (2003) Specimen in TROPICOS, see notes under species
29:Australia's Virtual Herbarium (2003) Specimen in Western Australia Herb, see notes for species
30:Australia's Virtual Herbarium (2003) Specimen in Victoria State Herbarium, see notes for species
31:New York Bot. Garden Herbarium (2003) Specimen in New York Botanical Garden Herbarium. See notes.
33:Sherry, S.P. (1971) The Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii De Wild.). Univ. Natal Prs
34:Thulin, M. (1983) Opera Botanica 68: 1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
35:Brenan, J.P.M. (1959) Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
36:Troupin, G. (1982) Flore des plantes ligneuses du Rwanda.
37:RBG Kew Herbarium (2003) Specimen in RBG Kew Herbarium, see notes for species
38:Huang, T.C. & Ohashi, H. (1993) Leguminosae. In Flora of Taiwan, 2nd Ed. 3: 148-421. Taipei, Tai
39:Chowdhery, H.J. & Wadhwa, B.M. (1984) Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1
40:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
41:Matthew, KM (1981) Enumeration of the Flowering Plants of Kurseong, Darjeeling
42:Shrestha, K.K. (1998) Revised checklist of the Legumes of Nepal (manuscript)
43:Harris, S. & Kirkpatrick, J.B. (1991) In Banks, M.R. et al. (Eds.) Aspects of Tasmanian Botany: 179-189
44:Du Puy, D.J. et al. (2002) The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
45:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
46:USDA, NRCS (2002) The Plants Database, Version 3. 5 - http: //plants. usda. gov
47:Wagner, W.L. et al (1990) Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Vol. 1.
48:Harden, G.J. (Ed.) (1991) Flora of New South Wales, Vol 2. Kensington: New South Wales
49:Jessop, J. & Toelken, H.R. (Eds.) (1986) Flora of South Australia, Part 2.
50:Elliot, W.R. & Jones, D.L. (1980) Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants, Vols. 1-5. (1980-1990)
51:Matthew, K.M. (1996) Illustrations on the Flora of the Plain Hills, South India.

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

Flora Europaea database at RBG Edinburgh

APNI (Australian Plant Name Index): nomenclatural database in Canberra

Herbarium records

RNG (Morocco): The University of Reading Herbarium, Moroccan collections


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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