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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 alexandri
Name

Acacia alexandri Maslin
Synonyms

Racosperma alexandri (Maslin) Pedley

Distribution
Native distribution areas:
Acacia alexandri

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., 1992. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 8(2): 288.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia alexandri 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 alexandri. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Acacia alexandri. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia alexandri. 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 alexandri is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae native to north western Australia.

Description

The open and wispy shrub typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 3 metres (5 to 10 ft).[1] It has slender branchlets with spinose stipules that are 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) that are not common on mature plants. The linear evergreen phyllodes have a length of 6 to 13 cm (2.4 to 5.1 in) and a width of 2.5 to 6 mm (0.098 to 0.236 in) with a single prominent nerve.[2] It blooms from August to September and produces cream flowers.[1]
Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by Bruce Maslin in 1992 as part of the work Acacia Miscellany. Review of Acacia victoriae and related species (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Phyllodineae) as published in the journal Nuytsia. The only synonym is Racosperma alexandri as described by Leslie Pedley in 2003.[3]
Distribution

It is native to a small area in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia[1] around Cape Range where it is found on rocky limestone hillsides as part of mallee shrubland communities growing in rocky pink loamy soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia alexandri". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia alexandri". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
"Acacia alexandri Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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