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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 chippendalei

Acacia chippendalei Pedley, 1972

Racosperma chippendalei (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia chippendalei

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

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

Pedley, L., 1972. Contrib. Queensl. Herb. 11: 12.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia chippendalei 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 chippendalei. Published online. Accessed: Jul 28 2019. 2019. Acacia chippendalei. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 28.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia chippendalei. 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: Chippendale's Wattle

Acacia chippendalei, commonly known as Chippendale's wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Lycopodiifoliae endemic to northern Australia.


The sprawling spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.5 metres (1 to 2 ft).[1] The stems are covered in fine velvety, erect, spreading white hairs and stipules with a length of 0.4 to 1 mm (0.016 to 0.039 in). The green phyllodes occur in whorls of 8 to 11 and are slightly flattened or straight with a length of 2.5 to 8 mm (0.098 to 0.315 in) and have an obscure adaxial nerve.[2] It blooms from September to October and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Leslie Pedley in 1972 as part of the work A revision of Acacia lycopodiifolia A. Cunn. ex Hook. and its Allies as published in the Contributions from the Queensland Herbarium. It was reclassified as Racosperma chippendalei by Pedley in 1987 then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2001.[3]

It is native to an area in Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Kimberley and Goldfields regions of Western Australia.[1] It is found from the Sir Frederick Range in Western Australia in the west through central parts of the Northern Territory to around Cloncurry to Mount Isa where it grows in skeletal rocky lateritic and deep sandy soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia chippendalei". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia chippendalei". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
"Acacia chippendalei Pedley Chippendale's Wattle". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 25 July 2019.

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