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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 ericifolia

Acacia ericifolia Benth., 1842

Acacia ericifolia var. crassa E.Pritz.
Acacia hookeri Meisn.
Racosperma ericifolium (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia ericifolia

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Bentham, G., 1842. The London Journal of Botany. London 1:345.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia ericifolia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia ericifolia. Published online. Accessed: Aug 02 2019. 2019. Acacia ericifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 02.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia ericifolia. 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 on the internet. Accessed: Aug 02 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia ericifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Acacia ericifolia is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae endemic to Western Australia.

The spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 1.2 metres (1 to 4 ft).[1] The loosely villous branchlets have caducous, connate stipules that are around 2 mm (0.079 in) in length. The fleshy, green, linear to narrowly oblong shaped phyllodes are planoconvex to horizontally flattened with a length of 5 to 25 mm (0.20 to 0.98 in) and a width of 0.5 to 1.5 mm (0.020 to 0.059 in).[2] It blooms from April to August and produces yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences are found singly or in pairs in the axils. The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of 3.5 to 4 mm (0.14 to 0.16 in) containing 18 to 33 golden flowers. The linear seed pods that form after flowering have a length of up to 2.5 cm (0.98 in) and a width of 1.5 mm (0.059 in) and contain oblong shaped seeds that are 2 to 2.5 mm (0.079 to 0.098 in).[2]

It is native to an area in the Mid West, Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia between Northampton in the north to Lake Grace in the south where it is found on sandplains and coastal cliffs, laterite hills and granite outcrops where it grows in skeletal sandy soils.[1] It can be a part of heathland communities or in wandoo or marri woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acacia ericifolia.


"Acacia ericifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia ericifolia". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 15 April 2019.

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