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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 exocarpoides

Acacia exocarpoides W.Fitzg., 1904

Racosperma exocarpoides (W.Fitzg.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia exocarpoides

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Fitzgerald, W. V., 1904. Journal of the Western Australia Natural History Society i. 7.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia exocarpoides in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia exocarpoides. Published online. Accessed: Aug 02 2019. 2019. Acacia exocarpoides. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 02 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia exocarpoides. 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 02 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia exocarpoides is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae native to Western Australia.


The broom-shaped fastigiate shrub typically grows to a height of 1.0 to 3.0 metres (3 to 10 ft).[1] The ascending outermost terete branchlets are straight and slightly divided. The branchlets are striate and ash-grey or pale green when young. The sparse, erect phyllodes shed frequently and have a length of 8 to 18 mm (0.31 to 0.71 in) with a width of 1 mm (0.039 in). They have a narrow base have four nerves and are scarcely pungent,.[2] It produces yellow flowers from June to August.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanist William Vincent Fitzgerald in 1904 as part of the work Additions to the West Australian Flora as published in the Journal of the West Australian Natural History Society. The species was reclassified as Racosperma exocarpoides in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back into the genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

It is endemic to an area in the Goldfields-Esperance, Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia.[1] It has a scattered distribution the south-western arid zone, and is found near Meekatharra and between Mullewa to Mount Magnet through to Rason Lake in the Great Victoria Desert. It is found on plains and rocky outcrops and grows in rocky clay loam soils and is commonly associated with Acacia aneura (mulga) communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia exocarpoides". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia exocarpoides". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
"Acacia exocarpoides W.Fitzg". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 11 January 2019.

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