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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 drummondii
Subspecies: A. d. subsp. affinis – A. d. subsp. candolleana – A. d. subsp. drummondii – A. d. subsp. elegans

Acacia drummondii Lindl., 1839

Racosperma drummondii (Lindl.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia drummondii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Lindley, J. 1839-1840. Appendix to the first twenty-three volumes of Edwards's botanical register consisting of a complete alphabetical and systematical index of names, synomymes and matter, adjusted to the present state of systematical botany, together with a sketch of the vegetation of the Swan River colony. iv + lviii + lxiv p., 9 pl. London: James Ridgway. BHL Reference page. : xv.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia drummondii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia drummondii. Published online. Accessed: Aug 011 2019. 2019. Acacia drummondii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 01 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia drummondii. 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. Aug. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: Aug 01 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia drummondii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Drummond's Wattle

Acacia drummondii, commonly known as Drummond's wattle, is a perennial shrub endemic to Western Australia.[1]


The erect and compact shrub[2] typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1.8 metres (1.0 to 5.9 ft)[3] and to a similar width. The branches are thin and reddish and appear close to the ground. It has mid-green to slightly bluish green ornamental foliage. The leaves face upward from the stem and are well divided but not feathery with a length of around 2.5 centimetres (1.0 in).[2] It blooms between June and October producing inflorescences with yellow flowers.[3] A single flowerspike forms per axil, the spikes are 2 to 4 cm (0.8 to 1.6 in) in length with a soft appearance with clear canary yellow scentless flowers.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist John Lindley in 1839 as part of the work A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony. It was reclassified by Leslie Pedley in 2003 as Racosperma drummondii then transferred back to the genus Acacia in 2006.[4]

The species name honours James Drummond, the Government Naturalist of the Swan River Colony.[2]

It has a disjunct distribution extending north from the Wheatbelt region south to the Great Southern region around Albany. It is found in a variety of habitat including among granite outcrops, in gullies and low lying areas and on hillsides and grows well in sandy and gravelly soils often around laterite.[3] It often forms part of the understorey in the forests and woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


ILDIS LegumeWeb
"Acacia drummondii Drummond's wattle". Growing native plants. Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
"Acacia drummondii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia drummondii Lindl". Atlas of Living Australia. [Global Biodiversity Information Facility]. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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