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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 ancistrophylla
Varietas: A. a. var. perarcuata

Acacia ancistrophylla C.R.P.Andrews, 1904

Racosperma ancistrophyllum (C.R.P.Andrews) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia ancistrophylla

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Andrews, C.R.P., 1904. Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society i. 40.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia ancistrophylla 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 ancistrophylla. Published online. Accessed: Jul 24 2019. 2019. Acacia ancistrophylla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 24.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia ancistrophylla. 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 ancistrophylla is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is native to several areas on southern Australia.


The prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 2.5 metres (1 to 8 ft)[1] and has a dense or obconic habit. It has glabrous or sparsely haired branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The glabrous leathery and evergreen phyllodes are patent to erect with a narrowly oblong oblanceolate, linear or linear-oblanceolate shape and are straight to slightly curved. Th phyllodes have a length of 1.2 to 4.8 cm (0.47 to 1.89 in) and a width of 1.5 to 5 mm (0.059 to 0.197 in) and have many closely parallel nerves obscure to distinct.[2] It blooms from August to October and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first described in 1904 by the botanist Cecil Andrews.[3]

There are three recognised varieties:

Acacia ancistrophylla var. ancistrophylla
Acacia ancistrophylla var. lissophylla
Acacia ancistrophylla var. perarcuata


It has a scattered distribution through southern Western AustraliaW, south-eastern parts of South Australia and north-western Victoria.[2] In Western Australia it is found in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions and is commonly situated on hills, plains, and ridges growing in clay, sandy or loamy soils often over or around limestone.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia ancistrophylla". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia ancistrophylla". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
Andrews, Cecil R. P. (1904). "Additions to the West Australian Flora". Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society. Perth: V.K. Jones. 2 (1): 40–41 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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