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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 alexandri

Acacia alexandri Maslin

Racosperma alexandri (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia alexandri

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Maslin, B.R., 1992. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 8(2): 288.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia alexandri 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 alexandri. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia alexandri. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia alexandri. 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 alexandri is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae native to north western Australia.


The open and wispy shrub typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 3 metres (5 to 10 ft).[1] It has slender branchlets with spinose stipules that are 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) that are not common on mature plants. The linear evergreen phyllodes have a length of 6 to 13 cm (2.4 to 5.1 in) and a width of 2.5 to 6 mm (0.098 to 0.236 in) with a single prominent nerve.[2] It blooms from August to September and produces cream flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by Bruce Maslin in 1992 as part of the work Acacia Miscellany. Review of Acacia victoriae and related species (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Phyllodineae) as published in the journal Nuytsia. The only synonym is Racosperma alexandri as described by Leslie Pedley in 2003.[3]

It is native to a small area in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia[1] around Cape Range where it is found on rocky limestone hillsides as part of mallee shrubland communities growing in rocky pink loamy soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia alexandri". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia alexandri". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
"Acacia alexandri Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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