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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia aemula
Subspecies: A. aemula subsp. muricata
Name

Acacia aemula Maslin, 1995
Synonyms

Racosperma aemulum (Maslin) Pedley

Distribution
Native distribution areas:
Acacia aemula

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Maslin, B.R., 1995. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 10(2): 169.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia aemula in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia aemula. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Acacia aemula. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia aemula. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 24 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia aemula is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and subgenus Alatae. It is native to an area along the south coast of Western Australia.[1][2]

Description

The shrub is prostrate to semi-prostrate, open branched and rush-like that typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.4 metres (0.66 to 1.3 ft). It produces white-cream flowers from May to June[1]
Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by the botanist Bruce Maslin in 1995 in the work Acacia Miscellany 13. Taxonomy of some Western Australian phyllocladinous and aphyllodinous taxa (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) as published in the journal Nuytsia. It was later reclassified as Racosperma aemulum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then returned to the genus Acacia in 2006.[2]

Two subspecies are recognized :

Acacia aemula subsp. aemula[3]
Acacia aemula subsp. muricata[4]

Distribution

It is found along the south coast of Western Australia in the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions extending from around Albany east to Cape Arid National Park where it grows among granite outcrops and flats near creeks in sandy soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia aemula". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia aemula Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
"Acacia aemula subsp. aemula". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia aemula subsp. muricata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.

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