Acacia stenophylla

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Acacia stenophylla
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. stenophylla
Binomial name
Acacia stenophylla
A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Acacia stenophylla, the shoestring acacia, is an evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae native to Australia


Acacia stenophylla is a fast-growing tree, that grows to 4–10 metres (13–33 ft) tall.[2] The form is upright with decumbent or weeping branches and foliage. The leaves are gray to gray-green, narrow and long.

Acacia stenophylla has medium salt and frost tolerance. The average minimum annual rainfall that the tree needs is around 400mm/yr.[2] It is not listed as a threatened species.[1]

Common names[edit]

Common names used in Australia include Balkura, Belalie, Black Wattle, Dalby Myall, Dalby Wattle, Dunthy, Eumong, Gooralee, Gurley, Ironwood, Munumula, Native Willow, River Cooba, River Cooba, and River Myall.[1]


The plant is said to contain medicinal alkaloids.[3]

Acacia stenophylla is widely planted as a drought tolerant and decumbent ornamental tree. It is cultivated by plant nurseries, and used in modernist gardens and in public landscapes in the Southwestern United States and California.



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