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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 binata
Name

Acacia binata Maslin
References

Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 2:202. 1978
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia binata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia binata is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae endemic to Western Australia.

Description

The dense, domed and spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.25 to 1 metre (1 to 3 ft).[1] The fleshy, flat, green phyllodes are slightly depressed to planoconvex in shape with a length of 8 to 17 mm (0.31 to 0.67 in) and a width of 1 to 1.5 mm (0.039 to 0.059 in) with three obscure nerves.[2] It blooms from August to October and produces yellow flowers.[1] The inflorescences are situated on two-headed racemes that have a 0.5 to 2 mm (0.020 to 0.079 in) long axes. The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of 3 to 3.5 mm (0.12 to 0.14 in) and contain between ten and twenty golden flowers. The black seed pods that form after flowering and often curved or irregularly coiled and have a length of around 3.5 cm (1.4 in) and a width of 3 to 3.5 mm (0.12 to 0.14 in). The grey to grey-brown seeds inside have an oblong-elliptic to ovate shape with a length of 2.5 to 3 mm (0.098 to 0.118 in).[2]
Distribution

It has a discontinuous distribution and is native to an area in the Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern regions of Western Australia where it is found in low-lying areas an undulating plains growing in rocky clay-loam soils.[1] It is found from around Ongerup in the west to around Mount Beaumont which is around 90 km (56 mi) north of Esperance.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia binata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia binata". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

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