Acacia spp. of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family. Native to Australia. There are at least 18 species in the genus Acacia that have mulga as all or part of one or more of their common names, and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page except as specifically stated with various pieces.
my samples: NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K) colors will vary under other lighting conditions
NOT A RAW WOOD COLOR --- both faces of this sample have a light coat of clear paste wax
both sides of a sample plank of curly mulga / Acacia aneura --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The curl is weak but it is definitely there
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above