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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 dermatophylla

Acacia dermatophylla Benth.

Fl. Austral. 2: 346. 1864 [5 Oct 1864]

Acacia dermatophylla is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to southern parts of Western Australia.


The open, wispy and single stemmed shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 1.2 metres (1 to 4 ft).[3] It has glabrous branchlets with persistent thick, erect stipules with a length of 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.31 in). The evergreen ascending phyllodes usually have an oblanceolate shape and a length of 2 to 5.5 cm (0.79 to 2.17 in) and a width of 4 to 23 mm (0.16 to 0.91 in) with a prominent midrib and margins.[4] It blooms from July to October and produces yellow flowers.[3]

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1864 as part of the work Flora Australiensis. It was reclassified as Racosperma dermatophyllum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to the genus Acacia'' in 2006.[5]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern regions of Western Australia. The range of A dermatophylla extends from Lake Grace in the west to past Esperance in the east where it is found on undulating plains and low-lying areas including around salt flats growing in sandy, loamy or clay soils[3] as a part of in tall heath or mallee communities.[4]
See also

List of Acacia species


Bentham, George (1864). "Leguminosæ". Leguminosæ to Combretaceæ. Flora Australiensis. Vol. 2. London: Lovell Reeve. pp. 346–347.
Pedley, Les (2003). "A synopsis of Racosperma C. Mart. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae)". Austrobaileya. 6 (3): 461. JSTOR 41738994.
"Acacia dermatophylla". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia dermatophylla". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
"Acacia dermatophylla Benth". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 21 April 2019.

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