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Acacia retinodes

Acacia retinodes

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. retinodes
Binomial name
Acacia retinodes
  • Acacia floribunda sensu auct.
  • Acacia fragrans Pottier
  • Acacia longissima Chopinet
  • Acacia provincialis A. Camus
  • Acacia retinodes Schltdl. var. floribunda H.Vilm.
  • Acacia retinoide Schltr.
  • Acacia retinoides Schltr.
  • Acacia rhetinoides Schltr.
  • Acacia rostellifera sensu auct.
  • Acacia semperflorens A. Berger[1]

Acacia retinodes is a perennial tree which is widely distributed throughout the world. It is unusual amongst the Acacias, since it flowers the whole year round.[2] Some common names for Acacia retinodes are Retinodes Water Wattle, Swamp Wattle, Wirilda, Ever-blooming Wattle and Silver Wattle.[1] It grows to a height of 6-10m.[3]  



Its uses include environmental management and it is used for ornamental purposes.[1] It produces good quantities of gum and its bark is good for tanning.[2]

Botanical varieties

  • Acacia retinodes var. retinodes
  • Acacia retinodes var. uncifolia


  1. ^ a b c ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ a b Google Books Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or Naturalization By Ferdinand von Mueller
  3. ^ Arthur Lee Jacobson Plant of the Month
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Acacia_retinodes". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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