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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 plectocarpa
Subspecies: A. plectocarpa subsp. plectocarpa - A. plectocarpa subsp. tanumbirinensis
Name

Acacia plectocarpa A.Cunn. ex Benth.
References

London Journal of Botany. London 1:375. 1842
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia plectocarpa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia plectocarpa is a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemism to north western Australia.

Description

The often spindly tree or shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 10 metres (7 to 33 ft)[1] but can reach up to 13 m (43 ft) It usually has a single stem with flakey or fissured bark that is grey to black in colour. The glabrous angular branchlets are yellowish to brown in colour and usually resinous. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than leaves. The thinly coriaceous, glabrous and evergreen phyllodes have a linear to narrowly elliptic shape and are flat and stright to slightly curved. The phyllodes have a length og 9 to 26 cm (3.5 to 10.2 in) and a width of 1.5 to 14 mm (0.059 to 0.551 in) and ahv appressed hairs on nerves and margins with a midnerve and two more prominent secondary nerves.[2] It blooms from March to June producing yellow flowers.[1]
Distribution

It is native to a large area in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia where it is found to grow in a variety of habitats.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia plectocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia plectocarpa". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 10 December 2019.

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