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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 cassicula

Acacia cassicula R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1990

Racosperma cassiculum (R.S.Cowan & Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia cassicula

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Cowan, R.S. & Maslin, B.R., 1990. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 7(2): 187 (1990).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia cassicula 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 cassicula. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia cassicula. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia cassicula. 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 cassicula is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to an area of south western Australia.


The spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 2.5 metres (3 to 8 ft).[1] It can have glabrous or sparsely finely haired branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The normally glabrous and thinly leathery evergreen phyllodes are inclined and more or less asymmetric with an oblong to oblong-elliptic shape and a length of 1.2 to 2.2 cm (0.47 to 0.87 in) and a width of 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.31 in) and have two main distant longitudinal nerves.[2] It blooms from August to September and produces yellow flowers.[1] It produces simple inflorescences that occur singly in the axils and have spherical flower-heads with a diameter of 4 to 5 mm (0.16 to 0.20 in) containing 22 to 30 flowers. Following flowering it produces glabrous and papery seed pods that have a linera shape and are strongly curved to coiled once or twice. The strongly resinous pods have a length of up to around 7 cm (2.8 in) and a width of 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) The glossy dark brown seeds inside have an oblong shape with a length of 4 to 5 mm (0.16 to 0.20 in).[2]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on undulating plains growing in sandy loam soils.[1] It has a disjunct scattered distribution from around Wagin in the north west to around Jerramungup in the south east growing in granitic based soils as a part of Eucalyptus occidentalis woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia cassicula". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia cassicula R.S.Cowan & Maslin". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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