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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 formidabilis

Acacia formidabilis C.A.Gardner ex R.S.Cowan & Maslin

Nuytsia 12(3): 460 (1999).

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


The diffuse pungent shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 0.6 metres (1 to 2 ft)[1] with hairy branchlets that have persistent recurved spinoose stipules with a length of 1.5 to 3 mm (0.059 to 0.118 in). Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodess rather than true leaves. The evergreen patent to ascending phyllodes have an inequilaterally narrowly elliptic to oblong-lanceolate shape and can be shallowly recurved. The pale green to grey-green, pungent, leathery, glabrous and rigid phyllodes have a length of 1.3 to 2.5 cm (0.51 to 0.98 in) and a width of 2.5 to 4 mm (0.098 to 0.157 in) and have many fine parallel nerves.[2] It blooms from August to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions of Western Australia where it is commonly found in undulating plains and hillsides growing in sandy soils.[1] The shrub has a scattered distribution from around Paynes Find and Perenjori in the north down to around Southern Cross in the south where it is usually a part of tall open shrubland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia formidabilis". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia formidabilis". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

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