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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 argutifolia

Acacia argutifolia Maslin, 1976

Racosperma argutifolium (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia argutifolia

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., 1976. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 2 (2): 98.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia argutifolia 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 argutifolia. Published online. Accessed: Jul 25 2019. 2019. Acacia argutifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 25.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia argutifolia. 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
English: East Barrens Wattle

Acacia argutifolia, commonly known as the East Barrens wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae.


The low and spreading intricately branched shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.7 metres (1 to 2 ft). It blooms from July to December and produces yellow flowers.[2] The pungent phyllodes are mostly patent with a straight or shallowly recurved shape. They are trigonous-terete approximately 6 to 13 millimetres (0.24 to 0.51 in) in length and 1 mm (0.04 in) wide. The branchlets are puberulous to hirsutellous with 1.5 to 2 mm (0.06 to 0.08 in) long stipules.[3] The inflorescences are simple with one per axil. The peduncles are 5 to 7 mm (0.20 to 0.28 in) long, the heads are globular containing 23 to 25 flowers that are pale yellow to cream in colour. Seed pods are biconvex and shallowly constricted between seeds. The pods are approximately 4 cm (1.57 in) long and 2 to 4 mm (0.08 to 0.16 in) wide and red-brown to dark brown in colour. The shrub is similar to Acacia simulans.[3]

It is native to a small area in the Fitzgerald River National Park in Great Southern regions of Western Australia.[2] It grows in shallow sand over quartzite among low open heath, shrubland and mallee communities.[3]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Bruce Maslin in 1976 as part of the work Studies in the genus Acacia (Mimosaceae) - Miscellaneous new phyllodinous species published in the journal Nuytsia. The only known synonym is Racosperma argutifolium as described by Leslie Pedley in 2003.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia argutifolia Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
"Acacia argutifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia argutifolia Maslin, Nuytsia 2: 98; 97 fig. 1 (1976) East Barrens Wattle". World Wide Wattle. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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