Acacia uncifolia

Common Name:

Coast Wirilda



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (NPT) also SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy, calcareous soils north of Darby Saddle 1
Coastal dunes and saltmarshes 2

Flower Description:

Pale yellow 1


Shrub to 8 m 3

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Phyllodes are to 20 cm long, slightly curved and often with a short hook at the tip, with only a single nerve.


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Conservation status:

rare in Victoria


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.