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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 chartacea

Acacia chartacea Maslin, 1992

Racosperma chartaceum (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia chartacea

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., 1992. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 8(2): 293 (1992).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia chartacea 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 chartacea. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia chartacea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia chartacea. 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 chartacea is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae endemic to an area along the west coast of Western Australia.


The erect and straggly shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 4 metres (5 to 13 ft)[1] and sometimes as high as 6 m (20 ft). The branchlets can contain robust stipules with a lengt of 3 to 6 mm (0.12 to 0.24 in) but they are often absent of older plants. It has asymmetric green phyllodes with a prominent midrib that have an ovate to elliptic shape and a length of 2 to 6.5 cm (0.79 to 2.56 in) and a width of 1 to 3.3 mm (0.039 to 0.130 in).[2] It blooms from August to December and produces cream-yellow flowers.[1] The racemose inflorescences are found in the upper axils and have spherical densely pack heads containing 60 to 90 cream to pale yellow flowers . The light brown narrowly oblong shaped seed pods that form after flowering have a length of up to 5 cm (2.0 in) and a width of 8 to 12 mm (0.31 to 0.47 in).[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Bruce Maslin in 1992 as part of the work Acacia Miscellany 6. Review of Acacia victoriae and related species (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Phyllodineae) as published in the journal Nuytsia. It was reclassified as Racosperma chartaceum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

It is native to an area along the west coast in the Mid West and the Gascoyne regions of Western Australia from Northampton in the south up to Canarvon in the north where it is found on and among sand dunes and sand plains growing in sandy to sandy-clay soils.[1] The shrub is often part of dense shrubland communities although at Cape Cuvier it is found among Triodia-shrubland communities growing in alkaline soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia chartacea". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia chartacea Maslin". Wattle Acacias of Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
"Acacia chartacea Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 4 April 2019.

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