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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 jucunda

Acacia jucunda Maiden & Blakely

Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 38: 119. 1927

Acacia jucunda, commonly known as yetman wattle,[1] is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to north eastern Australia and is considered to be endangered in New South Wales.[1]


The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 2 to 8 metres (6.6 to 26.2 ft) and has smooth to finely fissured, grey coloured bark and glabrous branchlets often coated with a fine white powder that are angled towards the apices. Like many species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen oblanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic shaped phyllodes are straight or slightly curved. The grey-green phyllodes have a length of 4 to 6.5 cm (1.6 to 2.6 in) and a width of 5 to 20 mm (0.20 to 0.79 in) and have minute erect hairs with a prominent midvein. It blooms between July and September.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Joseph Maiden and William Blakely in 1927 as part of the work New Queensland Acacias as published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. It was reclassified as Racosperma jucundum in 1987 by Leslie Pedley then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2001.[3] The specific epithet means lovely and is in references to the flowering display of the plant. It looks quite similar to Acacia podalyriifolia which has phyllodes that are wider and has longer hairs.[2]

It is native to an area to southern Queensland extending into northern New South Wales particularly in the Yetman district close to the border of Queensland on the north west slopes of New South Wales. Although reasonably rae in New south Wales it is quite common in Queensland. It is mostly located in dry Eucalyptus sclerophyll woodland communities growing in sandy to sandy-loam soils sandy to sandy-loam soils or among dry ranges in clay-loam to loamy soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Yetman Wattle - profile". New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
"Acacia jucunda". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
" Acacia jucunda Maiden & Blakely". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 25 June 2020.

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