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Acacia cremiflora Canberra

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 cremiflora

Acacia cremiflora B.J.Conn & Tame, 1996

Racosperma cremiflorum (B.J.Conn & Tame) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia cremiflora

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales

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

Conn, B.J. & Tame, T.M., 1996. Australian Systematic Botany 9(6): 853.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia cremiflora 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 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia cremiflora. Published online. Accessed: Jul 30 2019. 2019. Acacia cremiflora. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 30.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia cremiflora. 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 30 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia cremiflora, is a small wattle plant occurring in parts of inland New South Wales. It may be seen growing near Orange and Yerranderie.[1] It was first collected on 15 May 1972. The attractive yellow or cream flowers may appear at any time of the year.


The shrub usually has a bushy habit and grows to a height of less that 1 m (3 ft 3 in) but can reach as high as 2 m (6 ft 7 in). It is often composed of five to six main branches diverging at the base of the plant. The branches are erect or arched and split into ribbed, brown to green, smooth, hairy branchlets. The dark grey-green to green coloured phyllodes are flat or convex with an elliptic to broadly elliptic or slightly orbicular shape. the phyllodes usually have a length of 7 to 17 mm (0.28 to 0.67 in) and a width of 4 to 14 mm (0.16 to 0.55 in) with an undulate margin and acute apex. When it blooms it produces inflorescences with spherical flower-heads that have a diameter of 7 to 8 mm (0.28 to 0.31 in) and contain 18 to 26 pale yellow to cream-coloured flowers. The seed pods that form after flowering are a dull brown to dark brown colour and have an oblong to broadly oblong shape and are straight or sometimes curved with a length of 40 to 80 mm (1.6 to 3.1 in) and a width of 15 to 30 mm (0.59 to 1.18 in) and are thickly coriaceous.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Barry John Conn and Terrence Michael Tame in 1996 as part of the work A revision of the Acacia uncinata group (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae) as published in the journal Australian Systematic Botany. It was reclassified as Racosperma cremiflorum in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

The shrub is endemic to inland parts of New South Wales from around Uarby and Elong Elong in the north down to around Mudgee and Yerranderie in the south and extending as far west as Parkes.[2] The more northern populations are mostly situated in woodlands and open woodland-grassland communities growing in stony clayey loamy soils whereas populations in the south are part of Eucalyptus woodlands growing in gravelly clay or sandy loam soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia cremiflora". Plant NET – New South Wales Flora Online. NSW Government. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
"Acacia cremiflora B.J.Conn & Tame". Wattle – Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
"Acacia cremiflora B.J.Conn & Tame". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 28 July 2019.

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