Acacia pycnantha (PROSEA)

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Plant Resources of South-East Asia
List of species

Acacia pycnantha Benth.

Family: Leguminosae

Vernacular names

  • Golden wattle (En).


Native of southern Australia; planted in the mountainous regions of Java.


The bark is used for tanning. The tree is planted as an ornamental, the flowers are used for perfume.


A small to medium-sized tree with stalked phyllodes instead of normal leaves. The thin bark is rich in tannin (up to 40%) and gum.

Selected sources

7, 12, 17, 22, 24, 31, 45.