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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 ferocior

Acacia ferocior Maiden

J. Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 53:194. 1919
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia ferocior in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia ferocior is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to an area along the south coast of Western Australia.

The spiny shrub typically grows to a height of 0.15 to 0.7 metres (0 to 2 ft)[1] and a diameter of around 2 m (6 ft 7 in) and it can have a rigid semi-prostrate to erect compact or spreading habit.[2] The green, short, straight, erect, spinescent, green branches can be glabrous or slightly hairy. The green linear to asymmetrically oblanceolate shaped phyllodes have a length of 5 to 13 mm (0.20 to 0.51 in) and width of 1 to 3 mm (0.039 to 0.118 in).[2] It produces yellow flowers from August to October.[1] The rudimentary inflorescences occur singly with spherical flower-heads have a diameter of 2.5 to 3 mm (0.098 to 0.118 in) and contain six to nine golden to lemon yellow flowers. The seed pods that form after flowering are coiled with a length of about 1 cm (0.39 in) and a width of 3 mm (0.12 in) which contain shiny black seeds with an ovate shape.[2]

It is native to an area along the south coast in the Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern regions of Western Australia extending from Albany in the south west to Tambellup in the north west through to Ravensthorpe in the east where it grows in sandy-loam to clay soils[1] as a part of mallee scrubland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia ferocior". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia ferocior Maiden". Wattle Acacias of Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 24 April 2019.

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