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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 brassii

Acacia brassii Pedley, 1974

Racosperma brassii (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia brassii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia

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

Pedley, L., 1974. Contributions from the Queensland Herbarium. Brisbane 15:6.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia brassii 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 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia brassii. Published online. Accessed: Jul 27 2019. 2019. Acacia brassii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 27.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia brassii. 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 27 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia brassii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Acacia brassii is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to north eastern Australia.


The tree typically grows to a maximum height of 10 m (33 ft). It has dark brown to grey coloured bark that is longitudinally fissured. Its dark red to brown coloured branchlets are glabrous or lightly haired and are flattened towards the apices and have scurfy ridges. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen, coriaceous and mostly glabrous phyllodes have a lanceolate or narrowly ovate shape and are narrowed at both ends. The phyllodes are flat and sickle shaped with a length of 13 to 19 cm (5.1 to 7.5 in) and a width of 17 to 28 mm (0.67 to 1.10 in) with three prominent nerves. It blooms between June and July producing golden flowers. The cylindrical flower-spikes have a length of 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) and are covered in golden flower. The waxy, coriaceous-crustaceous seed pods that form after flowering are linear and resemble a string of beads with a length of 4 to 13 cm (1.6 to 5.1 in) and have longitudinal striations. The brown coloured seeds inside are arranged longitudinally and have a depressed cylindrical shape with a length of 2.8 to 3.7 mm (0.11 to 0.15 in)..[1]

It is endemic to the northern part of Cape York Peninsula where it is quite common. It is found in deep sandy soils usually along creeks and rivers in scrubland communities often with Melaleuca viridiflora.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia brassii". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 21 September 2019.

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