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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 blakelyi

Acacia blakelyi Maiden, 1917

Racosperma blakelyi (Maiden) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia blakelyi

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Maiden, J.H. , 1917. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 51:246.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia blakelyi 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 blakelyi. Published online. Accessed: Jul 26 2019. 2019. Acacia blakelyi. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 26.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia blakelyi. 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.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia blakelyi in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Acacia blakelyi is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae.


The dense glabrous shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft).[1] The branchlets are flexuous with caducous stipules. The green phyllodes are horizontally flattened with a linear to very narrowly elliptic shape. Each phyllode is 7 to 15 centimetres (2.8 to 5.9 in) in length with a width of 2 to 15 millimetres (0.08 to 0.59 in) and are coarsely pungent.[2] It blooms from July to September and produces yellow flowers.[1] Inflorescences are made up of three to four globular heads each with a diameter of 7 to 8 mm (0.28 to 0.31 in) each composed of 20 to 30 golden flowers. Following flowering seed pods that are straight to shallowly curved up to about 16 cm (6.3 in) in length and 4 to 5 mm (0.16 to 0.20 in). The elliptic to narrowly elliptic shiny black seeds within are 5.5 to 7 mm (0.22 to 0.28 in) long.[2]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and the Mid West regions of Western Australia. It is found as far north as an area in between Denham and Kalbarri to around Piawaning in the south[2] on sand plains and gentle rises where it grows in sandy lateritic soils.[1] The shrub is usually part of the understorey in woodland or tall shrubland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia blakelyi". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia blakelyi". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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