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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 laccata

Acacia laccata Pedley, 1964

Racosperma laccatum (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia laccata

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

Pedley, L., 1964. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75:31. 1964


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia laccata in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 05. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia laccata. Published online. Accessed: Aug 05 2019. 2019. Acacia laccata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 05.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia laccata. 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 on the internet. Accessed: Aug 05 {{{3}}}. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia laccata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names

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


The spindly erect shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 5 metres (7 to 16 ft).[1] The dark brown bark is flaky and longitudinally fissured. It has glabrous, coarse, angular upper branchlets. The evergreen glabrous phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic and rarely oblanceolate shape that becomes oblique towards the base. The phyllodes are 9 to 19 cm (3.5 to 7.5 in) in length and 20 to 50 mm (0.79 to 1.97 in) and have three to four prominent veins with four or five less prominent veins.[2] It blooms from May to September producing yellow flowers.[1] The flower-spikes have a length of 2 to 5 cm (0.79 to 1.97 in). After flowering linear seed pods form that are constricted between the seeds. The thinly coriaceous, glabrous seed pods have a length of 3 to 7 cm (1.2 to 2.8 in) and a width of 5 to 8 mm (0.20 to 0.31 in). The dark brown seeds found within the pods are longitudinally arranged with an elliptic shape and a length of 4 to 5 mm (0.16 to 0.20 in).[2]

It is native to a small area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia where it is found on flats and plains growing in sandy soils over and around quartzite and sandstone.[1] Its range extends eastwards into tropical parts of the top end in the north east of the Northern Territory and the far north west of Queensland where it is often part of open Eucalyptus forest communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia laccata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia laccata". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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