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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 amblygona

Acacia amblygona Benth., 1842

Acacia nernstii F.Muell.
Racosperma amblygonum (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia amblygona

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

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

Cunningham, A., 1842. The London journal of botany 1: 332.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia amblygona 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 amblygona. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia amblygona. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia amblygona. 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
English: Fan Wattle

Acacia amblygona, commonly known as fan wattle or fan leaf wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to Australia.


The bushy and prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 1.5 metres (1 to 5 ft)[3] with an erect or decumbent habit. The branchlets are terete with fine ridges and light to densely hairy. The sessile phyllodes have an ovate to lanceolate or elliptic shape and are 0.8 to 1.5 centimetres (0.31 to 0.59 in) in length and 2 to 4 millimetres (0.079 to 0.157 in) wide.[1] It blooms from July to October and produces yellow flowers.[3] The simple axillary inflorescences have globose heads containing 12 to 18 bright yellow flowers and have a diameter of 4 to 6.5 mm (0.157 to 0.256 in). Following flowering curved to twisted seed pods form with a length of 3 to 7 cm (1.2 to 2.8 in) and are 3 to 5 mm (0.118 to 0.197 in) wide.[1]

The species was first formally described in 1842 by the botanist George Bentham in William Jackson Hooker's Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species published in the London Journal of Botany. The species was reclassified in 1987 by Leslie Pedley as Racosperma amblygonum then transferred back into the genus Acacia in 2001.[4] Other synonyms include Acacia nernstii.[4]

In Western Australia it is native to an area along the south coast near Ravensthorpe in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia where it grows in stony soil.[3] It is found in coastal and inland parts of New South Wales north from Lake Cargelligo and extends into southern parts of Queensland.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia amblygona A.Cunn. ex Benth". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
Bentham, G. in Hooker, W.J. (1842). "Notes on Mimoseae, with a synopsis of species". London Journal of Botany. 1: 332.
"Acacia amblygona". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia amblygona A.Cunn. ex Benth. Fan Wattle". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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