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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 papyrocarpa
Name

Acacia papyrocarpa Benth.
References

Flora Australiensis: a description . . . 2:338. 1864
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia papyrocarpa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia papyrocarpa, commonly known as western myall,[1] is a tree in the family Fabaceae native to arid areas of central and western Australia.
Acacia papyrocarpa, commonly known as western myall,[1] is a tree in the family Fabaceae native to arid areas of central and western Australia.
Contents

1 Description
2 Taxonomy
3 Distribution
4 See also
5 References

Description

Western myall typically grows as a shrub or an upright tree to a height of 2 to 8 m (6 ft 7 in to 26 ft 3 in) but can grow as tall as 10 m (33 ft). It has fissured grey coloured bark[1] and a dense spreading to rounded crown.[2] It has pendulous and hairy branchlets. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. These are greyish-green in colour, straight and flat, between 4 to 12 cm (1.6 to 4.7 in) in length and 1 to 2 mm (0.039 to 0.079 in) wide. The hairy phyllodes are acuminate with a fine curved and innocuous point that is not rigid and have many closely parallel indistinct nerves.[2] It blooms between August and November[1] producing rudimentary inflorescences. The flowers are yellow, and held in spherical clusters that are about 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter and contain 20 to 25 golden flowers. After flowering thin and flat seed pods form that have a length of about 11 cm (4.3 in) and a width of 4 to 10 mm (0.16 to 0.39 in) that are flat with a narrowly oblong shape. The subnitid dark brown seeds inside the pods have a broadly elliptic to ovate shape with a length of 4.5 to 5 mm (0.18 to 0.20 in).[2]
Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1864 as part of the work Flora Australiensis. It was reclassified as Racosperma papyrocarpum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006. The only other synonyms are Acacia sowdeni and Acacia sowdenii.[3]
Distribution

It is endemic to arid parts of central Australia, it occurs on limestone plains in southern Australia from Paynes Find in Western Australia eastwards into South Australia. There is also an anomalous specimen at Cooper Creek in Queensland. A weeping form of the species that grows at Roxby Downs, South Australia bears the common name water myall.[2] It is commonly situated on low limestone rises, saline or clay flats where it grows in calcareous sandy loam or clay soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

References
Wikispecies has information related to Acacia papyrocarpa.

"Acacia papyrocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia papyrocarpa". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.

"Acacia papyrocarpa Benth". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 19 April 2020.

Mitchell, A. A.; Wilcox, D. G. (1994). Arid Shrubland Plants of Western Australia, Second and Enlarged Edition. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia. ISBN 978-1-875560-22-6.

Description

Western myall typically grows as a shrub or an upright tree to a height of 2 to 8 m (6 ft 7 in to 26 ft 3 in) but can grow as tall as 10 m (33 ft). It has fissured grey coloured bark[1] and a dense spreading to rounded crown.[2] It has pendulous and hairy branchlets. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. These are greyish-green in colour, straight and flat, between 4 to 12 cm (1.6 to 4.7 in) in length and 1 to 2 mm (0.039 to 0.079 in) wide. The hairy phyllodes are acuminate with a fine curved and innocuous point that is not rigid and have many closely parallel indistinct nerves.[2] It blooms between August and November[1] producing rudimentary inflorescences. The flowers are yellow, and held in spherical clusters that are about 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter and contain 20 to 25 golden flowers. After flowering thin and flat seed pods form that have a length of about 11 cm (4.3 in) and a width of 4 to 10 mm (0.16 to 0.39 in) that are flat with a narrowly oblong shape. The subnitid dark brown seeds inside the pods have a broadly elliptic to ovate shape with a length of 4.5 to 5 mm (0.18 to 0.20 in).[2]
Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1864 as part of the work Flora Australiensis. It was reclassified as Racosperma papyrocarpum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006. The only other synonyms are Acacia sowdeni and Acacia sowdenii.[3]
Distribution

It is endemic to arid parts of central Australia, it occurs on limestone plains in southern Australia from Paynes Find in Western Australia eastwards into South Australia. There is also an anomalous specimen at Cooper Creek in Queensland. A weeping form of the species that grows at Roxby Downs, South Australia bears the common name water myall.[2] It is commonly situated on low limestone rises, saline or clay flats where it grows in calcareous sandy loam or clay soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

References
Wikispecies has information related to Acacia papyrocarpa.

"Acacia papyrocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia papyrocarpa". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.

"Acacia papyrocarpa Benth". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 19 April 2020.

Mitchell, A. A.; Wilcox, D. G. (1994). Arid Shrubland Plants of Western Australia, Second and Enlarged Edition. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia. ISBN 978-1-875560-22-6.

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