Worldwide, there are an estimate 1300 species of Acacia. The Acacia trees and shrubs all come from the Fabaceae family, which was discovered and recorded by Swedish botanist Linnaeus in 1773.
The tree is widely found in Australia.

Acacia trees All trees and shrubs that belong to the vast expanse of species of the Acacia mostly reside and are native to Australia.

This is due to the warmer climate, however the remaining percentage of Acacia trees and shrubs spread in warmer climates closer to the equator, and in some parts of Africa.

The distinction between other families and species of trees between Acacia are sometimes confusing, as the amount of trees and shrubs included in Acacia is quite vast.

The most common and noted tree which is part of the Acacia family is known as Wattle and is native to Australia.

Acacia Pollen The trees are often mid height, and bloom with a sweet and pollen rich yellow flower which attracts many bees; however is known as a florae symbol of Australia.

The scientific name for this Acacia Wattle tree is Acacia Pycnantha.

There are very few characteristics that can be applied to the Acacia family, other than the compound leaves, which stem off of branches located from the trunk or main bough that holds the tree and gives it its stance.