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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 aprica

Acacia aprica Maslin & A.R.Chapm., 1999

Racosperma apricum (Maslin & A.R.Chapm.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia aprica

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. & Chapman, A.R., 1999. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 12(3): 471.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia aprica 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 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia aprica. Published online. Accessed: Jul 25 2019. 2019. Acacia aprica. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 25.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia aprica. 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 25 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia aprica, or blunt wattle,[2] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae. It is native to the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.[3]


The diffuse spreading shrub can grow to a height of 0.3 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft). It flowers from June to July producing yellow flowers. The plant will grown in red loam, sand or gravel soils and is often found on the plains or rocky hills.[3]

It grows in Beard’s Province: South-West Province, and in the IBRA regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains.[3]
Endangered species

It is listed as critically endangered under the Wildlife Conservation Act of Western Australia,[4] and as endangered on the IUCN redlist.[2] and under the Commonwealth environmental protection act.[1]

It is mainly found on roadside verges and in small areas of remnant native vegetation within farmland, giving rise to the following threats:

disturbance from road and firebreak maintenance;
chemical drift from fertilisers and herbicides;
competition from weeds; and
inappropriate fire regimes[2]

See also

List of Acacia species


Acacia aprica, Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia.. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
Williams, E. 2017. Acacia aprica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22483867A22484151. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
"Acacia aprica". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Government Gazette(2018) Wildlife Conservation (Rare Flora) Notice 2017.Government Gazette, 16 January 2018, p.189 Retrieved 13 June 2018.

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