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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 scleroclada
Name

Acacia scleroclada Maslin
References

Nuytsia 10(2): 196 (1995).

Acacia scleroclada is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to an area of western Australia.

Description

The spreading pungent shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1.2 metres (2 to 4 ft)[1] and has a somewhat straggly habit. It has glabrous, straight and ascending branchlets that have striated ribbing that erminate with hard and rigid spiny points. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The glabrous, pungent and subrigid phyllodes are a grey-green to blue-green colour. The phyllodes resemble the branchlets and have a narrowly linear to linear-elliptic shape and are narrowed at both ends. The straight or shallowly incurved phyllodes have a length of 2 to 7 cm (0.79 to 2.76 in) and a width of 1 to 4 mm (0.039 to 0.157 in) with a prominent midrib and five main nerves.[2] It blooms from June to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]
Distribution

It is native to an area in the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia where it is often situated on hills and amonggranite outcrops growing in shallow sand or clay-sand soils.[1] The range of the shrub extends from the Weiragoo Range located about 180 km (110 mi) to the west of Meekatharra in the north west down to around Paynes Find in the south where it is usually a part of open scrub land communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

References

"Acacia scleroclada". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia scleroclada Maslin". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 16 August 2020.

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