Plants of
South Australia
Acacia minyura
Shrubby Desert Mulga (Minyura)
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Kath Alcock paintings: 2.


Acacia from the Greek 'akakia' and derived from 'ake' or 'akis 'meaning a sharp point or thorn and 'akazo' meaning to sharpen. Dioscorides, the Greek physician and botanist used the word in the 1st century AD for the Egyptian thorn tree, Acacia Arabica. Minyura from one of the Aboriginal names for the species.

Distribution and status

Found in the northern part of South Australia, growing on red sand or sandy loam on grassy plains. Also found in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, South Australian Arid Lands
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)