Acacia verticillata

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Prickly Moses
Acacia verticillata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. verticillata
Binomial name
Acacia verticillata
(L'Hér.) Willd.
  • Acacia verticillata Benth.
  • Acacia verticillata (L'Hér.) Willd. var. angusta DC.
  • Acacia verticillata (L'Hér.) Willd. var. glabra DC.
  • Mimosa verticillata L'Hér.
  • Phyllodoce verticillata (L'Hér.) Link
  • Racosperma verticillatum (L'Hér.) C. Mart.[1]

Acacia verticillata (prickly Moses; prickly-leaved wattle; star-leaved acacia; prickly mimosa; whorl-leaved acacia) is a perennial shrub to small tree native to Australia and Tasmania.[1] The species is a common understorey shrub in both wet and dry sclerophyll forests as well as scrub and heath. In coastal environments it will often have much wider leaves as opposed to the regular needle-like nature of inland specimens.

On 1 September 2016, the Reserve Bank of Australia released a replacement of the polymer five dollar note which includes a depiction of Acacia verticillata (subspecies ovoidea).[2]


  1. ^ a b ILDIS LegumeWeb
  2. ^ "RBA Banknotes: $5 Banknote". Retrieved 2016-09-03.