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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 deflexa

Acacia deflexa Maiden & Blakely

J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: 18 (1927).

Acacia deflexa is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to a small area in south western Australia.


The straggling shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft)[1] and has densely hairy branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The thick, leathery and evergreen phyllodes are deflexed or patent becoming deflexed and have an elliptic to broadly elliptic or narrowly oblong shape and are straight or slightly curved. The phyllodes are 6 to 18 mm (0.24 to 0.71 in) in length and 2 to 5 mm (0.079 to 0.197 in) and have three prominent, distant nerves on each face.[2] It blooms from August to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on plains growing in gravelly sandy loam and sandy soils often around laterite.[1] The range of the plant extends from around Bendering and Ardath in the north down to around Cuballing and Harrismith in the south as a part of low scrub and heathland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia deflexa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia deflexa". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 2 November 2020.

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