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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 dietrichiana

Acacia dietrichiana F.Muell., 1882

Acacia juncifolia var. planifolia Benth.
Racosperma dietrichianum (F.Muell.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Mueller, F.J.H. v., 1882. Southern Science Record. Melbourne 2:149.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia dietrichiana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jul 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia dietrichiana. Published online. Accessed: Jul 31 2019. 2019. Acacia dietrichiana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 31 Jul 2019.
Hassler, M. Jul. Acacia dietrichiana. 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 online. Accessed: Jul 31 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia dietrichiana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Dietrich wattle

Acacia dietrichiana, commonly known as Dietrich wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to Queensland.


The sparingly branched tree can grow to a height of 6 m (20 ft)[1] and has reddish coloured sticky branchlets.[2] It has dull blue-green oblong shaped[1] phyllodes that are straight and leathery, blunt and smooth with a length of 1 to 2.5 cm (0.39 to 0.98 in) and a width of 0.2 to 0.3 mm (0.0079 to 0.0118 in) with a prominent mid vein.[2] When it blooms between June and July[2] it produces golden spherical flower-heads followed by brown seed pods.[1] The bead like seed pods are straight and smooth with a length of 4 to 6 cm (1.6 to 2.4 in) and a width of around 5 mm (0.20 in).[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Ferdinand von Mueller in 1882 as a part of the work Definitions of some new Australian plants as published in the journal Southern Science Record. It was reclassified as Racosperma dietrichianum by Leslie Pedley in 1987 then returned to the genus Acacia in 2001. The only other synonym is Acacia juncifolia var. planifolia.[3]

The tree is found in inland areas of northern and central Queensland from the White Mountains in the north down to around Tambo in the south where it grows in rocky and shallow sandy soils.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Dietrich Wattle". Retrieved 22 April 2019.
"Acacia dietrichiana Mimosasaceae". Native Plants Queensland. 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
"Acacia dietrichiana F.Muell". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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