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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 baeuerlenii

Acacia baeuerlenii Maiden & R.T.Baker, 1896

Racosperma baeuerlenii (Maiden & R.T.Baker) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia baeuerlenii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland

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

Maiden, J.H. & Baker, R.T., 1896. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales ser. 2, 10: 583.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia baeuerlenii 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 baeuerlenii. Published online. Accessed: Jul 25 2019. 2019. Acacia baeuerlenii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 25.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia baeuerlenii. 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 baeuerlenii is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to a small area in eastern Australia.


The shrub has slender habit and typically grows to a height of 1 to 4 m (3 ft 3 in to 13 ft 1 in) and has angled, ribbed and hairy branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes instead of true leaves. The evergreen and ascending phyllodes usually have a narrowly elliptic and are straight to slightly incurved. The glabrous phyllodes are 6.5 to 15 cm (2.6 to 5.9 in) in length and 4.5 to 13 mm (0.18 to 0.51 in) in width and have multiple distant main nerves.[1] It blooms between June and August producing simple inflorescences in group of one to three along an axillary axis with a length of 1 to 10 mm (0.039 to 0.394 in). The spherical flowerheads have a diameter of 6 to 11 mm (0.24 to 0.43 in) and contain 30 to 40 white to cream-coloured flowers. Following flowering it produces hairy and leathery seed pods that are straight or occasionally twisted. The straight sided pods are 6 to 10 cm (2.4 to 3.9 in) in length and 6 to 8 mm (0.24 to 0.31 in) wide and have the seeds inside are arranged longitudinally.[2] The dull dark brown seeds have a broadly oblong-elliptic shape with a length of 5 to 5.5 mm (0.20 to 0.22 in) and a thick and fleshy aril.[1]

The species was first formally described in 1896 by the botanists Joseph Maiden and Richard Thomas Baker as part of the work Descriptions of some new species of plants from New South Wales as published in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. It was reclassified as Racosperma baeuerlenii in 1987 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2001. The only other synonym is Acacia baeuerleni.[3] The specific epithet honours William (Wilhelm) Baeuerlen who collected the type specimen. It is similar in appearance to Acacia tessellata and Acacia venulosa.[2]

The range of the plant extends from around Maclean and north of Red Rock and the Gibraltar Range[2] in the north eastern New South Wales in the south up to around Helidon in south-eastern Queensland in the north. It is often sandy soils as a part of dry sclerophyll forest communities.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia baeuerlenii". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
"Acacia baeuerlenii Maiden & R.T.Baker". PlantNet - The Flora of New South Wales. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
"Acacia baeuerlenii Maiden & R.T.Baker". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 23 September 2020.

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