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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 celsa

Acacia celsa Tindale, 2000

Racosperma celsum (Tindale) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia celsa

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia

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

Tindale, M.D., 2000. Austral. Syst Bot. 13:34.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia celsa 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 celsa. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia celsa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia celsa. 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 celsa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Acacia celsa, commonly known as brown salwood, is a tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to north eastern Australia.


The tree typically grows to a height of 8 to 30 m (26 to 98 ft) with a single stem that has a trunk that has a diameter of around 80 cm (31 in). It has hard, thin and shallowly bark that is cracked and fissured along with flattened and acutely angled branchlets that are a light greenish colour at the extremities. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The dark green to grey–green with a slight sheen, dimidiate phyllodes have a length of 5 to 15 cm (2.0 to 5.9 in) and a width of 1 to 3.5 mm (0.039 to 0.138 in) 5–15.5 cm long, (1–) 1.5–2.5 (–3.5) cm wide and thinly coriaceous with numerous longitudinal nerves numerous that are parallel and close together. It flowers between January and May producing yellow flowers.[1]

It is endemic to north eastern parts of Queensland from as far north as Cooktown to the eastern area of the Atherton Tableland with a separate disjunct southern population located in the Paluma Range to the north west of Townsville. It is usually situated along coastal plains and on steep mountains often to around 600 to 900 m (2,000 to 3,000 ft) in height where it is a pioneer or canopy species as part of rainforest communities.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia celsa". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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