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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 phlebopetala
Varieties: A. phlebopetala var. phlebopetala - A. phlebopetala var. pubescens
Name

Acacia phlebopetala Maslin, 1978
References

Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 2:295. 1978
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia phlebopetala in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia phlebopetala is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to south western Australia.

Description

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1.5 metres (1.0 to 4.9 ft).[1] Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen, glabrous or hairy phyllodes appear crowded on the branchlets. The rigid and pungent phyllodes have an inequilateral to shallowly triangular shape with a length of 5 to 10 mm (0.20 to 0.39 in) and a width of 5 to 11 mm (0.20 to 0.43 in) and also has a midrib near the abaxial margin.[2] It blooms from September to April and produces cream-white flowers.[1]
Taxonomy

There are two variations for this species:

Acacia phlebopetala var. phlebopetala
Acacia phlebopetala var. pubescens

Distribution

It is native to an area in the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on rocky cliffs, along watercourses, on sandplains and on coastal cliffs and dunes growing in sandy or loamy or clay soils often over or around limestone, laterite or quartzite.[1] Its distribution extends from around Beaufort Inlet in the west to around Munglinup in the east, the bulk of the population being found in Fitzgerald River National Park with an isolated population between Lake King and Newdegate to the north west.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia phlebopetala". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia phlebopetala". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 20 July 2020.

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