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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 acuaria

Acacia acuaria W.Fitzg., 1904

Racosperma acuarium (W.Fitzg.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia acuaria

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Fitzgerald, W. V., 1904. Journal of the Western Australia Natural History Society i. 7.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia acuaria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia acuaria. Published online. Accessed: Jul 23 2019. 2019. Acacia acuaria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 23.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia acuaria. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 23 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia acuaria is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to Western Australia.


The rounded and prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.6 to 5 metres (2 to 16 ft).[1] It has spiny glabrous branchlets with caducous stipules. The pungent, rigid and green phyllodes are patent to ascending The phyllodes has a length of 6 to 20 m (20 to 66 ft) and a width of around 1 mm (0.039 in) with an indistinct midrib.[2] It blooms from June to September and produces yellow flowers.[1] The inflorescences occur singly and have spherical flower-heads containing 14 to 23 golden flowers. The dark brown to black seed pods that form after flowering are curved or a single coil with a length of up to 5 cm (2.0 in) and a width of 3.5 to 5 mm (0.14 to 0.20 in) and contain elliptic seeds with a length of 3 mm (0.12 in).[2]

It is native to an area in the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia from around Northampton in the north to around Yilgarn in the south east where it is found on sandplains, rises and around salt lakes growing in a variety of soil types[1] as a part of Eucalyptus woodland or mallee scrub communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia acuaria". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia acuaria". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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