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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 cheelii

Acacia cheelii Blakely

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 42:441. 1917
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia cheelii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia cheelii, commonly known as motherumbah or motherumbung,[1] is a tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to eastern Australia.


The tree typically grows to a maximum height of 10 m (33 ft) and has a slender with a whitish-greyish coating. It has ribbony or flaky bark that is a red-brown to brownish colour. The angular red-brown or brown coloured glabrous branchlets become flattened towards the apex and have a white powdery coating. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen grey-green, flat phyllodes usually have very narrowly elliptic shape and are straight to falcate with a length of 6 to 23 cm (2.4 to 9.1 in) and a width of 6 to 32 mm (0.24 to 1.26 in) with three to six prominent main veins that are continuous to the base. It blooms between August and late October producing golden coloured flowers.[2]

The specific epithet honours Edwin Cheel who once worked for the National Herbarium of New South Wales.[1]

It is endemic to the north-western slopes of the Great Dividing Range and the north western plains of New South Wales and it also found in the Hunter Valley region where it is usually situated on stony or rocky hilltops and hillsides growing in skeletal or sandy soils. as a part of Eucalyptus woodland or scrubland communities.[2] It is found from around Murrurundi in the south to around the Warrumbungle Mountain and Pilliga Scrub in the west to around Torrington and Warialda in the north.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia cheelii Blakely". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
"Acacia cheelii". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 7 October 2019.

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