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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 hemiteles

Acacia hemiteles Benth., 1855

Acacia dentifera var. intermedia S.Moore
Acacia graffiana F.Muell.
Acacia subcaerulea var. subsessilis E.Pritz.
Racosperma hemiteles (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia hemiteles

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
South Australia, Western Australia

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

Bentham, G.; 1855. Linnaea; Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange. Berlin 26:619.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia hemiteles in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia hemiteles. Published online. Accessed: Aug 04 2019. 2019. Acacia hemiteles. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia hemiteles. 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 04 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia hemiteles in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Broombush, Tan Wattle

Acacia hemiteles, commonly known as tan wattle, is a shrub in the family Fabaceae. It is widely distributed throughout south central Western Australia. It was formerly thought to be endemic to Western Australia, but has recently been collected near Maralinga in South Australia. Tan wattle is a good coloniser of disturbed or burnt ground, and is therefore often seen in mining areas.

Tan wattle grows to a height of about three metres. It is bushy, and is often broader than it is high. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. These are a grey-green colour, around seven centimetres long and 4 millimetres wide. The flowers are yellow, and held in small spherical clusters that arise in the leaf axils. The pods are brown, about ten centimetres long and one centimetre wide.
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia hemiteles". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
"Acacia hemiteles". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Mitchell, A. A.; Wilcox, D. G. (1994). Arid Shrubland Plants of Western Australia, Second and Enlarged Edition. University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia. ISBN 978-1-875560-22-6.

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