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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 dawsonii

Acacia dawsonii R.T.Baker

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 22:153, t. 8. 1897
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia dawsonii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia dawsonii, also known as Dawson's wattle or poverty wattle or mitta wattle,[1] is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves found along parts of the east coast of Australia


The erect shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 4 metres (2 to 13 ft), with appressed branchlets that are hairy between resinous ridges.[1] Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes are straight to slightly curved with a very narrowly elliptic to linear shape and a length of 4 to 11 cm (1.6 to 4.3 in) and a width of 2 to 5 mm (0.079 to 0.197 in) with up to ten longitudinal veins of which one or two are usually more prominent that the others.[1] It produces golden yellow flowers that are globular in shape and are found on short racemes from the leaf axils in springtime.[2]

It was first described in 1897 by Richard Baker.[3][4]

It is native to an area down the east coast from as far north as south east Queensland, New South Wales and north east Victoria in the south.[1] Found in open woodland and forests along the slopes and tableland areas. It is not widely cultivated but is quite hardy and suitable for a wide range of climates.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia dawsonii R.T.Baker". New South Wales Flora. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
"Acacia dawsonii". Australian Native Plants Society. February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
"Acacia dawsonii". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
Baker, R.T. (1897). "Descriptions of two new species of Acacia from New South Wales". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 22 (1): 153, t. 8. Retrieved 4 September 2020.

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