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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 kerryana

Acacia kerryana Maslin, 1982

Racosperma kerryanum (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia kerryana

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Maslin, B.R., 1982. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 4(1): 105.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia kerryana 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 kerryana. Published online. Accessed: Aug 05 2019. 2019. Acacia kerryana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 05 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia kerryana. 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 kerryana is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to south western Australia.


The low spreading domed shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1 metre (1 to 3 ft).[1] It has flexuose branchlets that are slightly ribbed and usually lightly covered with stiff sharp hairs. The evergreen, glabrous, sessile phyllodes have a length of 8 to 16 cm (3.1 to 6.3 in) and a diameter of 0.4 to 0.6 mm (0.016 to 0.024 in) and eight equal raised nerves.[2] It blooms from October to February producing yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences occur in pairs or in groups of three in the axils. The obloid to cylindrically shaped flower-heads have a length of 6 to 9 mm (0.24 to 0.35 in) and a diameter of 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) with a subdense packing of light golden flowers. The twisted, linear, chartaceous seed pods that form after flowering have a length of 8.5 cm (3.3 in) and a width of 2 mm (0.079 in).[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Bruce Maslin in 1982 as part of the work Studies in the genus Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Two new species from the eastern goldfields, Western Australia as published in the journal Nuytsia. It was reclassified as Racosperma kerryanum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to genus Acacia in 2006.[3]

It is native to an area in the southern Goldfields region of Western Australia where it is found on plains and low rocky ridges growing in granitic loamy sands or clay sand soils.[1] The species has a scattered distribution between Kambalda in the north down to around Norseman in the south where it is usually found as a part of low open shrubland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia kerryana". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia kerryana". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
"Acacia kerryana Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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