Genus Acacia

Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae, first described in Africa by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1773.

Species in the genus Acacia of plants

Acacia aulacocarpa - A. aulacocarpa occurs naturally East of the Great Dividing Range from North Queensland to Northern New South Wales. Despite its extensive distribution it is a relatively uncommon species as populations tend to be locally confined to creek banks or run-on sites near rock outcrops.

Acacia campbellii - It is a shrub or small to medium-sized tree which grows to height of 12m.


Acacia etilis - Acacia etilis is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is found in Argentina and Bolivia. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Acacia koaia - Koai?a is highly adapted to dry habitats, and is capable of forming dense forests in areas with very little rainfall. It was formerly found widely in dry forests on all of the main islands. Associated plants include uluhe , hala , ko?oko?olau , koki?o , nehe , hala pepe , and ??hi?a lehua .


Tasmanian wattle - Its uses include chemical products, environmental management and food and drink. The wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm³.

Viscote Negro - Acacia visco is a perennial tree native to South America. It has also been introduced to Africa.