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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 amanda

Acacia amanda G.J.Leach, 2001

Racosperma amanda (G.J.Leach) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia amanda

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory

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

Leach, G.J., 2001. Flora of Australia 11B: 488.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia amanda 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 amanda. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia amanda. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia amanda. 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 amanda is a shrub in the genus Acacia that is native to Northern Territory.[5][1]


Acacia amanda is an erect, often multi-stemmed shrub which grows from 0.4–2 m high. Its branchlets are smooth, and have a waxy bloom. The dull grey green phyllodes are narrowly elliptic, straight to strongly recurved, and 38–124 mm long by 8–36 mm wide, and have three main nerves. The inflorescences are simple or racemose with the raceme axes 75–180 mm long on peduncles 15–35 mm long with 1–3 per axil. The heads are globular with 35–53 flowers, and golden. Flowers are 5-merous and have free sepals. The pods are narrow with the seeds raising the pods prominently and they are straight and 42–110 mm long by 7–13 mm wide and are papery and thin. The seeds are without arils and 6–7.5 mm long, and a dull, dark brown or black.

It is found along seasonal creek lines and clay flats downstream from the Koolpin gorge.

It flowers from May to November.[6]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Gregory John Leach in 2001.[2][3] It was reclassified as Racosperma amanda in 2003 and then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[7]

It is endemic to a small area on the Arnhem Plateau, in Kakadu.[6][5][1]

The specific epithet comes from Amanda, the first name of the wife of the species author.[5]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia amanda: NT Flora". Retrieved 2019-08-27.
"Acacia amanda". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Leach, G.J. in Orchard, A.E. & Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2001) Appendix. Flora of Australia 11B: 488
"Acacia amanda G.J.Leach | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
Leach, G.J. (2018) Acacia amanda. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Retrieved 27 August 2019
"Acacia amanda". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
"Acacia amanda". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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