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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 latipes
Subspecies: A. latipes subsp. licina

Acacia latipes Benth., 1842

Acacia latipes var. pubescens Meisn.
Acacia striatula Benth.
Racosperma latipes (Benth.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia latipes

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Bentham, G., 1842. London J. Bot. 1: 334.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia latipes 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 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia latipes. Published online. Accessed: Aug 06 2019. 2019. Acacia latipes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 06.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia latipes. 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 06 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia latipes is a shrub of the genus Acacia (family Leguminosae or Fabaceae ) and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to south western Australia.


The dense shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft).[1] Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rathern than true leaves. The grey-green phyllodes have an elliptic, narrowly oblong-elliptic, subtriangular or linear shape and can be straight to slightly recurved with a length of 1 to 4 cm (0.39 to 1.57 in) and a width of 1.5 to 7 mm (0.059 to 0.276 in).[2] It blooms from June to October and produces yellow flowers.[1]

There are two recognised subspecies:

Acacia latipes subsp. latipes
Acacia latipes subsp. licina


It is native to an area in the Goldfields-Esperance, Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on hills, flats and sandplains growing in sandy to sandy-loam soils over and around granite and limestone.[1][3] It has a discontinuous distribution with the range of the plant extends from Hamelin Pool in the north to Quairading with scattered localised populations from around Laking King in the south to further east of Scaddan and it is usually a part of shrubland, heathland or woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia latipes". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Acacia latipes". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucd Central. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
"Generic and infrageneric classification in Acacia".

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