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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 delicatula

Acacia delicatula Tindale & Kodela, Telopea 5(1) 58. 1992

Tindale, M.D. & Kodela, P.G. 1992. New species of Acacia (Fabaceae : Mimosoideae) from tropical Australia. Telopea 5(1) 53–66. DOI: 10.7751/telopea19924961Reference page. (see page 58)

Acacia delicatula is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to northern Australia.


The spreading resinous shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1.5 metres (1 to 5 ft)[1] and has an erect to ascending habit with finely fissured bark and terete and glabrous to mealy branchlets that have with minutely crenulated ridges. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen, glabrous and evergreen phyllodes appear in clusters of two to six and have a linear to filiform shape and are straight or slightly curved with a length of 4.5 to 18 mm (0.18 to 0.71 in) and a width of 0.2 to 0.5 mm (0.0079 to 0.0197 in) and have inconspicuous nerves.[2] It flowers between January and July producing simple inflorescences simple that appear singly or in pairs with spherical flower-heads that have a diameter of 4 to 6.5 mm (0.16 to 0.26 in) containing 34 to 38 yellow coloured flowers.[2]

It is native to an area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia[1] and the top end of the Northern Territory. It is usually situated on stony or rocky plateaux or hillslopes often in shrubland or open Eucalyptus savannah communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia delicatula". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia delicatula". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

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