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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 ammophila
Name

Acacia ammophila Pedley

Acacia ammophila is a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia. It is native to Queensland.[4]

Description

Acacia ammophila is a tree growing to 6 m. Its dark grey bark is furrowed. The phyllodes are linear and 10–20 cm long by 2.5–6 mm wide and acute with a dense silvery appressed covering which is sparse on the older phyllodes. There are numerous closely parallel obscure nerves. The inflorescences consist of 2–4-headed racemes with the raceme axes being 1–4 mm long and also covered in dense hairs, on hairy peduncles which are 7–12 mm long. The golden heads are globular with 25–40 flowers and are 5 mm in diameter. The flowers consist of five parts. The pods are straight and up to 20 cm long by 4–8 mm wide. The oblong , dull, dark seeds are longitudinal with a minute aril.[5]
Distribution

It has been found only in southern inland Queensland, from near Adavale and near Thargomindah on the slopes of red sand dunes and on alluvial soils in open shrubland.[5]
Taxonomy

It was first described by Leslie Pedley in 1978.[2][3]
Conservation status

It has been listed as "vulnerable" under Australian environmental protection laws.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Species Profile and Threats Database: Acacia ammophila". Species Profile and Threats Database. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
"Acacia ammophila". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Pedley, L. (1978) A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland, Part 1. Austrobaileya 1(2): 197
"Acacia ammophila Pedley | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
Maslin, B.R.; Barrett, M.D.; Barrett, R.L. "Acacia ammophila". Wattle. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Retrieved 23 November 2019.

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