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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 ephedroides
Name

Acacia ephedroides Benth.
References

London Journal of Botany. London 1:370. 1842
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia ephedroides in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia ephedroides is a tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to a reasonably large area in south western Australia.

Description

The weeping tree typically grows to a height of 1 to 4 metres (3 to 13 ft) with minni ritchi peeling bark.[1] It has densely haired branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a filiform shape and are substraight to shallowly incurved and terete to compressed. The phyllodes have a length of 6 to 16 cm (2.4 to 6.3 in) and a diameter of 0.7 to 1 mm (0.028 to 0.039 in) are densely haired and not rigid and have eight prominent nerves that are each separated by deep furrows.[2] It blooms from August to October producing yellow flowers.[1]
Distribution

It is native to an area in the Peel and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated amongst granite outcrops growing in sand, clay or clay-loam soils.[1] It is found around the Jarrahdale in the west to around Manmanning to around Hyden in the east as apart of srubland or open woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia ephedroides". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia ephedroides". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 18 April 2020.

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