Australian wattle, coast wattle, Darwin black wattle, earleaf acacia, earpod black wattle, earpod wattle, Japanese acacia, nothern black wattle, Papua wattle, tan wattle, wattle
A. auriculiformis A. Cunn.
Himalayan mountains, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Jan. - April
Moderate Long Lived (6-12 months)
Acid (H2SO4) Scarification, Hot Water
Timber, Fuel, Soil Cons., Ornamental
Seed Counts per KG
Plant Average Height
Acacia auriculiformis, a straight, medium-sized tree, up to 15-30m in height, with slightly angular branchlets, is a native to Australia and was later introduced into the semi-arid regions of India Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal and other countries. The Bark is white, smooth and somewhat fissured, leaves are pinnate, rachis is modified into a phyllode, and the fragrant flowers range from white to rich yellow. The pods are coiled and open-up on maturity to reveal the black Acacia auriculiformis seeds, which hang on strings of yellow aril to attract birds. Acacia auriculiformis wood is used for making paper and furniture, and the plant also bears analgesic properties.