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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 gloeotricha

Acacia gloeotricha A.R.O.Chapm. & Maslin

Nuytsia 12(3): 487 (1999).

Acacia gloeotricha is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to north western Australia.


The open viscid shrub typically grows to a height of 4 metres (13 ft)[1] and has finely ribbed hairy branchlets with persistent stipules. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The erect grey-green coloured phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape that is asymmetric with a length of 5 to 9 cm (2.0 to 3.5 in) and a width of 8 to 18 mm (0.31 to 0.71 in).[2] It blooms in June producing yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences occur in pairs in the axils and have cylindrical shaped flower-spikes that are about 4 cm (1.6 in) in length with bright-golden flowers. The brown custaceous seed pods that form after flowering have a linear shape and are raised over the seeds. The pods have a width of 3 to 5 mm (0.12 to 0.20 in) with thick pale-coloured margins. The shiny black seeds are arranged longitudinally in the pods and have a broadly elliptic shape with a length of around 4.5 mm (0.18 in) and a white aril.[2]

It is native to an area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia[1] where it has a limited range within the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges where it grows in sandy soils over a sandstone substrate.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia gloeotricha". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia gloeotricha". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2019.

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