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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 aestivalis

Acacia aestivalis E.Pritz., 1904

Racosperma aestivale (E.Pritz.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia aestivalis

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Pritzel, E.G., 1904. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 35(2-3): 300 .


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia aestivalis 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 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia aestivalis. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia aestivalis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia aestivalis. 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 24 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia aestivalis is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to Western Australia.

The erect and bushy shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 metres (7 to 13 ft).[1] The evergreen phyllodes are straight and have a linear to narrowly oblanceolate shape and a length of 6 to 11 cm (2.4 to 4.3 in) and a width of 2.5 to 7 mm (0.098 to 0.276 in).[2] It blooms from November to December and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described in 1904 by the botanist Ernst Georg Pritzel as part of the work between Pritzel and Ludwig Diels Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae occidentalis. Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Pflanzen Westaustraliens, ihrer Verbreitung und ihrer Lebensverhaltnisse as published in Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie. It was reclassified as Racosperma aestivale in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

The specific epithet, aestivalis, is derived from Latin and means "pertaining to the summer".[4]

It is endemic to an area in the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia where it is frequently found along roadsides and on low-lying flats growing in clay, loamy or sandy soils.[1] It is commonly a part of mid-storey of Eucalyptus salmonophloia woodland communities but will also form dense stands in disturbed areas.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia aestivalis". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia aestivalis". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
"Acacia aestivalis E.Pritz". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
Eggli, Urs; Newton, Leonard E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. p. 4. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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