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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 anceps

Acacia anceps DC., 1825

Acacia anceps var. angustifolia Benth.
Acacia celsiana Ser.
Acacia glaucescens Cels
Acacia muelleri Benth.
Acacia pterigoidea Seem.
Racosperma anceps (DC.) Pedley


Acacia anceps Hook. = Acacia complanata A.Cunn. ex Benth.

Native distribution areas:
Acacia anceps

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
South Australia, Western Australia

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

De Candolle, A.P. 1825. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum huc usque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta. Pars 2: Sistens Calyciflorarum ordines X. 644 pp. Treuttel et Würtz, Parisiis [Paris]. BHL Reference page. : 2:451.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia anceps 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 anceps. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia anceps. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia anceps. 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.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia anceps in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Port Lincoln wattle, two edged wattle

Acacia anceps, commonly known as Port Lincoln wattle[1] or the two edged wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae.


The bushy spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft). It blooms from September to February and produces yellow flowers.[2] The branches are erect, rigid, glabrous and grow outward to a diameter of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft).[1] The phyllodes are thick and rigid with a linear to obovate shape. They grow to a length of around 5 centimetres (2.0 in) and a width of 3.5 cm (1.4 in). The solitary inflorescences are axillary with large globular flower heads. After flowering seed pods form that are red to brown in colour. The pods are flat to undulating and around 5 cm (2.0 in) long and 1.2 cm (0.5 in) wide containing seeds which are dark brown or mottled with an elliptic shape.[3]

It is native to an area along the south coast of the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia[2] and coastal areas of South Australia as far east as the Eyre Peninsula.[3] It grows well in calcareous sandy soils and shallow red-brown sandy soils as a part of coastal dune vegetation or open scrub ecosystems.[3]

The plant is used as an ornamental wattle that thrives in coastal locations and is planted as a windbreak. It can be propagated from seeds or from cuttings but needs well drained soils. It will tolerate full sun or part shade and is drought tolerant.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia anceps". Plant Selector. Botanical Gardens of South Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
"Acacia anceps". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia anceps (Leguminosae) Two Edged Wattle". Seeds of South Australia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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