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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 cavealis

Acacia cavealis R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1999

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

Native distribution areas:
Acacia cavealis

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., 1999. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 12(3): 454.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia cavealis 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 cavealis. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia cavealis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia cavealis. 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
English: Roman-cassie
español: nada perro
hrvatski: Vachellia caven
lietuvių: Kvapioji akacija

Acacia cavealis is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to an area along the west coast of Australia.


The open spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.7 metres (1 to 2 ft).[1] It has branchlets that are covered in matted hair or with hairs embedded in resin giving them a cobweb-like appearance. The branchlets also have persistent stipules with a narrowly triangular shape and a length of up to 2.2 mm (0.087 in). Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The patent to ascending pungent Phyllodes mostly patent to ascending phyllodes are clustered together in groups of two to four on each node, linear. The rigid evergreen phyllodes are straight and flat with a length of 1.5 to 3.5 cm (0.59 to 1.38 in) with eight nerves in all with three distant raised nerves on each face.[2] It blooms from November to February and produces yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on low rises and sandplains growing in sandy soils.[1] It is found in coastal areas from around the Zuytdorp Cliffs in the north down to around Watheroo in the south extending to about 30 km (19 mi) inland as a part of low open woodland where it is usually associated with Banksia prionotes or in shrubland and heath communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia cavealis". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia cavealis". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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