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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 humifusa

Acacia humifusa A.Cunn. ex Benth., 1842

Acacia dimidiata var. eriostachya F.Muell.
Racosperma humifusum (A.Cunn. ex Benth.) Pedley


Acacia humifusa Chiov. = Vachellia edgeworthii (T.Anderson) Kyal. & Boatwr.

Native distribution areas:
Acacia humifusa

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

Cunningham, A., 1842. The London Journal of Botany 1: 382.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia humifusa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 05. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia humifusa. Published online. Accessed: Aug 05 2019. 2019. Acacia humifusa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 05 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia humifusa. 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 05 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia humifusa is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to northern parts of Australia.


The shrub is erect and spreading and typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 3 metres (1 to 10 ft)[1] and 6 m (20 ft) wide. It has grey or brownish grey coloured bark that is fissured or occasionally smooth. The velvety terete branchlets are a light fawn to dark brown colour. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen asymmetrical phyllodes have an obliquely ovate-rhomboid to suborbicular shape with a length of 4 to 8 cm (1.6 to 3.1 in) and a width of 20 to 60 mm (0.79 to 2.36 in). The phyllodes can have a setose point at the apex and have three to four prominent, curved nerves.[2] It blooms from January to April or June to September producing yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia where it is often situated on rocky hilltops and slopes growing in sandy soils over quartzite or sandstone bedrock.[1] It is also found on islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria and thorugh the top end of the Northern Territory as well as from around Cape York in the north down to Cape Cleveland down the east coast of Queensland including many of the islands. It is often found on hillsides or in gorges in shallow sandy and rocky soils as a part of heath, low Acacia woodland or Eucalyptus woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia humifusa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia humifusa". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

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