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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 clandullensis

Acacia clandullensis B.J.Conn & Tame

Austral. Syst. Bot. 9(6): 849 (1996).

Acacia clandullensis, commonly known as gold dust wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae. It is endemic to New South Wales.


The open pendulous shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 metres (3 to 7 ft).[2] It has slightly ridged densely hairy branchlets that become terete. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes are quite crowded and have a circular to broadly elliptic or obovate shape with a length of 0.4 to 1.6 cm (0.16 to 0.63 in) and a width of 3 to 11 mm (0.12 to 0.43 in). The light gren phyllodes are sparsely hairy when young and have a subprominent midvein.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Barry Conn and Terry Tame in 1996 as part of the work A revision of the Acacia uncinata group (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae) as published in Australian Systematic Botany. It was reclassified as Racosperma clandullense in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[3] It is quite similar in appearance to Acacia sertiformis.[1]

It is mostly found in the areas around Clandulla and Glen Davis growing at higher altitudes in stony sandy or clay-loam soils where it is usually part of open Eucalyptus rossii woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia clandullensis B.J.Conn & Tame". PlantNet. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
"Acacia clandullensis B.J.Conn & Tame". Wattle Acacias of Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
"Acacia clandullensis B.J.Conn & Tame". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 28 June 2020.

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