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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 dura

Acacia dura Benth.

Linnaea 26: 622. 1855

Acacia dura is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to south western Australia.

The dense shrub typically grows to a height of 0.6 to 1.6 metres (2 to 5 ft)[1] with grey-green to blue-green coloured glabrous ribbed branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen and erect phyllodes have a narrowly linear to linear-oblanceolate shape with a length of 2.5 to 4 cm (0.98 to 1.57 in) and a width of 2 to 4 mm (0.079 to 0.157 in). The thick rigid grey-green phyllodes have six raised nerves.[2] It blooms in August and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1855 as part of the work Plantae Muellerianae: Mimoseae as published in Linnaea: ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange, oder Beiträge zur Pflanzenkunde. It was reclassified as Racosperma durum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then trnasferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[3] The type specimen was collected by James Drummond.[2]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia groeing in sany to sandy-loamy soils often over or around areas of laterite.[1] The distribution of the shrub is limited to a small area from between Wongan Hills and Piawaning as a part of sandy heathland communities where it is often associated with Melaleuca uncinata.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species

External links

"Acacia dura". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government. Edit this at Wikidata

"Acacia dura". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia dura". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
"Acacia dura Benth". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 14 November 2020.

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