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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 ashbyae

Acacia ashbyae Maslin, 1974

Racosperma ashbyae (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia ashbyae

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., 1974. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 1:321. 1974


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia ashbyae 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 ashbyae. Published online. Accessed: Jul 25 2019. 2019. Acacia ashbyae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 25.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia ashbyae. 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.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia ashbyae in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Ashby's wattle

Acacia ashbyae, commonly known as Ashby's wattle, is a species of wattle that is endemic to Western Australia.[1]


The wattle grows as a rounded, dense and spreading shrub, up to 2 metres (7 ft) high and 3 m (10 ft) wide. The narrow, flat, pale green phyllodes are 30 to 90 millimetres (1.2 to 3.5 in) long by 1 to 3 mm (0.039 to 0.118 in) wide, with new growth covered in white hairs. It produces bright yellow, cylindrical flowers, about 10 mm (0.39 in) long, on short racemes from July to September.[1][2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Bruce Maslin in 1974 as part of the work Studies in the genus Acacia - 2 - Miscellaneous new phyllodinous species published in the journal Nuytsia. It was reclassified in 2003 by Leslie Pedley as Racosperma ashbyae then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

The specific epithet ashbyae honours botanical illustrator and plant collector Alison Ashby.[4]
Distribution and habitat

It occurs on sandy and loamy soils along roadsides, on rocky rises and sandplains in the Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains and Yalgoo IBRA bioregions.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acacia ashbyae.

"Acacia ashbyae". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Sheather, Warren; Gloria Sheather. "Acacia beckleri".
"Acacia ashbyae Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
Robertson, Enid (2007). "Ashby, Alison Marjorie (1901–1987)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17 (MUP). National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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