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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 brachyphylla
Varietas: A. b. var. recurvata

Acacia brachyphylla Benth., 1855

Racosperma brachyphyllum (Benth. ex Schltdl.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia brachyphylla

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Bentham, G., 1855. Linnaea. Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange 26: 615.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia brachyphylla 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 brachyphylla. Published online. Accessed: Jul 26 2019. 2019. Acacia brachyphylla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 26.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia brachyphylla. 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 brachyphylla is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to a small area in south western Australia.


The spreading upright shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.3 metres (0.7 to 1.0 ft).[1] It has densely hairy and terete branchlets that have persistent Stipules narrowly triangular stipules that are about 1.5 mm (0.059 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen, ascending to erect phyllodes are straight to curved with a length of 3 to 12 mm (0.12 to 0.47 in) and a width of around 1 mm (0.039 in) with six to eight minutely villous nerves.[2] It blooms from August to October and produces yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences occur singly or in pairs and have spherical flower-heads with a diameter of 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) containing 8 to 12 golden coloured flowers. Following flowering thinly coriaceous to firmly chartaceous seed pods have a linear shape. The pods have a length of up to 5 cm (2.0 in) and a width of 1.5 to 4.5 mm (0.059 to 0.177 in) and can be hairy or glaborus or covered in a fine white powder. The mottled brown to grey-brown seeds have a broadly ovate shape and a length of 2 to 2.5 mm (0.079 to 0.098 in).[2]

There are two recognised varieties:

Acacia brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Acacia brachyphylla var. recurvata


It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on sandplains growing in gravelly and sandy loam soils.[1] The range of the plant extends from around Tammin in the north west to around Jerramungup in the south east.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia brachyphylla". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia brachyphylla". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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