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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 bancroftiorum

Acacia bancroftiorum Maiden, 1918

Racosperma bancroftiorum (Maiden) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia bancroftiorum

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia

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

Maiden, J.H. , 1918. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 30: 26.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia bancroftiorum 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 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia bancroftiorum. Published online. Accessed: Jul 26 2019. 2019. Acacia bancroftiorum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 26.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia bancroftiorum. 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 26 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia bancroftiorum, commonly known as Bancroft's Wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia.


The slender tree or spindly shrub typically grows to a height of less than 6 m (20 ft). It has terete red to brown branchlets that are glabrous and pruinose.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Joseph Maiden as Acacia bancroftii in 1918 as part of the work Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. It was reclassified as Racosperma bancroftii in 1987 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[3] The specific epithet honours Joseph Bancroft and his son, Thomas Lane Bancroft.[2]

The bulk of the population is situated from around Collinsville in the north down to around Crows Nest in south and out to the west as far as around Tambo. It is found on stony hillsides as a part of open Eucalyptus woodland communities where it grows in shallow sandy soils or sometimes in deep alluvium.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia bancroftiorum - Plant Profiles - Queensland Native Seeds". Retrieved 2019-11-06.
"Acacia bancroftiorum". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
"Acacia bancroftiorum Maiden". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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