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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 daviesioides

Acacia daviesioides C.A.Gardner, 1942

Racosperma daviesioides (C.A.Gardner) Pedley


Acacia daviesioides A.Cunn. ex G.Don = Acacia genistifolia Link

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Gardner, C.A., 1942. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 27: 173.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia daviesioides 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 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia daviesioides. Published online. Accessed: Jul 31 2019. 2019. Acacia daviesioides. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 31.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia daviesioides. 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 31 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia daviesioides is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia. It is native to Western Australia.[1] The species was first described by the botanist C.A.Gardner in the Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia in 1942.[2]


The shrub has many branches and typically grows to 0.3 to 1 metre (1.0 to 3.3 ft) in height. The stems are mostly straight but can zig-zag with branches that are terete or angled. The phyllodes are continuous with the stems, sometimes decurrent and forming narrow wings at base of stems. Phyllodes are green, rigid, flat to pentagonal or terete, 2 to 20 millimetres (0.08 to 0.79 in) long, shallowly recurved to straight and glabrous.[3]

A. daviesioides blooms between June and September producing yellow flower[1] that are mostly 5-merous with sepals that are variably united. It will form seed pods later that are linear, raised on alternating sides over adjacent seeds, straight-edged or slightly constricted between the seeds. The pods are 4 to 8 centimetres (1.6 to 3.1 in) in length and long 3 to 5 mm (0.12 to 0.20 in) wide.[3] Mature seeds are formed by December.

The shrub is closely related to Acacia cerastes, both are found in the Mount Gibson area north of Kalannie. A. cerastes can be differentiated by its twisted stems and rudimentary, non-pungent phyllodes.

A. daviesioides grows in loamy, sandy-clay, sandy or gravelly soils. It is found in Low-lying area, sandplains, stony screes among heath, open scrub or shrubland.[4]

It is found in scattered populations in the Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia.[1] Its range extends from near Mingenew southeast to the between Ballidu and Kalannie. Additionally, there are outliers at Jingemarra Station approximately 200 kilometres (124 mi) north east of Kalannie and near Mount Jackson approximately 200 kilometres (124 mi) east of Kalannie.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia daviesioides". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia daviesioides C.A.Gardner, J. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 27: 173 (1942)". Flora of Australia Online. Australian Royal Botanic Gardens. 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
"Botanical name - Acacia daviesioides C.Gardner, J. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 27: 173 (1942)" (PDF). Retrieved 30 September 2016.
"Acacia daviesioides C.A.Gardner, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. W. Australia 27: 173 (1942)". WorldWideWattle. CSIRO publishing. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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