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Acacia cardiophylla

Acacia cardiophylla (*)

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 cardiophylla

Acacia cardiophylla A.Cunn. ex Benth., 1842

Racosperma cardiophyllum (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia cardiophylla

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales

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

Cunningham, A., 1842. London Journal of Botany. London 1:385.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia cardiophylla 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 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia cardiophylla. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia cardiophylla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia cardiophylla. 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 28 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia cardiophylla in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: West Wyalong Wattle

Acacia cardiophylla, commonly known as West Wyalong wattle or Wyalong wattle, is an evergreen shrub that is endemic to eastern Australia.


The shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 m (6 ft 7 in to 9 ft 10 in) and has feathery like leaves and bright yellow flowers during its July to November blooming period.[1] It can have an erect to spreading habit and often has multiple stems. The dark grey or mottled brown bark is smooth. It blooms between August and November producing inflorescences in groups to 6 to 21 in axillary racemes. Each inflorescence has a zig-zag shaped axis with a length of 1.2 to 6 cm (0.47 to 2.36 in). The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of 3 to 5 mm (0.12 to 0.20 in) and contain 20 to 40 bright yellow flowers. After flowering firmly papery to thinly leathery seed pods that are flat and straight to slightly curved form. The hairy brown pods are 1.5 to 11.5 cm (0.59 to 4.53 in) in length and 4 to 6.5 mm (0.16 to 0.26 in) wide.[2]

Acacia cardiophylla is indigenous to central and southern New South Wales and is found Gilgandra in the north down to around Wagga Wagga in the south and extending to the Lake Cargelligo area in the west. It is found on stony hills and ridges in shallow rocky sandy soils as a part of Eucalyptus woodland and mallee communities.[2] It has also now become naturalized in part of the Central Coast and Southern Tablelands regions.
See also

List of Acacia species


Wrigley, John; Fagg, Murray (1996). "Acacia cardiophylla". Australian Native Plants. Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
"Acacia cardiophylla A.Cunn. ex Benth". PlantNET. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. February 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2010.

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