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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 hemsleyi

Acacia hemsleyi Maiden, 1917

Racosperma hemsleyi (Maiden) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia hemsleyi

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

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

Maiden, J.H. , 1917. Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 51:87.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia hemsleyi 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 hemsleyi. Published online. Accessed: Aug 04 2019. 2019. Acacia hemsleyi. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia hemsleyi. 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 hemsleyi in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

Acacia hemsleyi is a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to tropical parts of northern Australia.


The tree or shrub is slender, has rough bark and typically grows to a height of 2 to 5 metres (7 to 16 ft). It blooms from July to September producing yellow flowers.[1] The slightly fissured to shredded looking bark is present on the trunk and larger limbs with the angular upper branchlets that are glabrous and have resinous ridges and brown triangular stipules that are 1 to 2 mm (0.039 to 0.079 in) in height. The evergreen phyllodes have a linear to narrowly elliptic and linear-oblanceolate shape and can be slightly curved or straight. The phyllodes are 4 to 14.5 cm (1.6 to 5.7 in) in length and 3 to 14 mm (0.12 to 0.55 in) with two or three prominent main nerves and two or three secondary nerves.[2]

It is native to an area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia where it is found along riverbanks and rocky creek beds and around permanent water sources.[1] The range of the species extends across the top end of the Northern Territory and into northern Queensland where it is also found on river beds and creek banks as well as sandy beaches in mangrove communities growing in gravelly sands.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia hemsleyi". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia hemsleyi". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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