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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 carnosula

Acacia carnosula Maslin, 1999

Racosperma carnosulum (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia carnosula

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Maslin, B.R., 1999. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 12(3): 331 (1999).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia carnosula 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 carnosula. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia carnosula. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia carnosula. 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.

Vernacular names

Acacia carnosula is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to an area along the south coast of Western Australia.

The spreading domed shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 1.5 metres (2 to 5 ft).[1] It has glabrous branchlets that have a rough surface of bark shedding into irregular flakes. The ascending to erect phyllodes have an obovate to oblanceolate shape with a length of 5 to 10 mm (0.20 to 0.39 in) and a width of 1 to 2.5 mm (0.039 to 0.098 in). The simple inflorescences occur singly or as pairs per axil. The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of around 3 mm (0.12 in) and contain 9 to 11 light golden flowers. The linear seed pods that form after flowering are slightly constricted between the seeds. The dark red-brown pods have a length of 4 cm (1.6 in) and a width of 2.5 to 3.5 mm (0.098 to 0.138 in).[2] It blooms from July to October and produces yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area along the south coast of the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia east of Cape Arid into the western parts of the Nullarbor Plain, where it is found on dunes and limestone rises growing in sandy to clay-loamy soils.[1] The range is mostly between Caiguna and Cocklebiddy, with one population near Israelite Bay.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia carnosula". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia carnosula Maslin". Wattles "Acacias" of Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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