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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 ataxiphylla
Subspecies: A. ataxiphylla subsp. ataxiphylla - A. ataxiphylla subsp. magna

Acacia ataxiphylla Benth.

Linnaea 26: 605. 1855

Acacia ataxiphylla, commonly known as the Large-fruited Tammin wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia. It is native to Western Australia.[3]

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.15 to 0.6 metres (0.49 to 2.0 ft).[3] Phyllodes are continuous with branchlets but without forming cauline wings. They are narrowly linear and straight to shallowly curved or shallowly sigmoid in shape. Typically they are 15 to 60 millimetres (0.6 to 2.4 in) long and 1 to 2 mm (0.04 to 0.08 in) wide and shallowly recurved to uncinate at the apex.[4]

It produces white-cream flowers from June to January.[3] The inflorescences are simple with one per axil and with peduncles 4 to 12 mm (0.16 to 0.47 in) long. They have hairy heads globular to slightly obloid containing 15 to 20 flowers. Flowers are 5-merous with united sepals and petals 2 to 3 mm (0.08 to 0.12 in) long. Reddish-brown pods form later, they are narrowly oblong and curved up to 20 mm (0.79 in) long and 4 mm (0.16 in) wide[4]

The shrub grows in sand, gravel, clay or loam, and has a disjunct scattered population through the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.[3] It grows over laterite in low heath, shrub mallee and low Eucalyptus woodlands.[5]

Two varieties are recognized :

Acacia ataxiphylla var. ataxiphylla
Acacia ataxiphylla var. muricata

See also

List of Acacia species


Malcolm, P. (2012). "Acacia ataxiphylla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T19891997A19997059. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T19891997A19997059.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"DOI Details". doi:10.26197/5c0b1388984eb. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
"Acacia ataxiphylla". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia ataxiphylla Benth., Linnaea 26: 605 (1855)". Worldwidewattle. CSIRO publishing. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
"Acacia ataxiphylla (Large-fruited Tammin Wattle)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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