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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 levata

Acacia levata R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1995

Racosperma levatum (R.S.Cowan & Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia levata

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Cowan, R.S. & Maslin, B.R., 1995. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium 10(1): 41 (1995).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia levata 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 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia levata. Published online. Accessed: Aug 07 2019. 2019. Acacia levata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 07.
Hassler, M. Aug. Acacia levata. 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 07 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Acacia levata is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to small arid area of western Australia.


The spreading multi-stemmed shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft) and a width of around 5 m (16 ft).[1] The glabrous branchlets are commonly sericeous at the extremities. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The patent to ascending phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic shape and are straight or shallowly curved. The phyllodes have a length of 8 to 13.5 cm (3.1 to 5.3 in) and a wisth of 1 to 2 cm (0.39 to 0.79 in) and are sub-rigid and thickly coriaceous with four to six prominent main nerves on each side. The simple inflorescences occur singly or in small groups in the axils. The cylindrical flower-spikes have a diameter of around 6 mm (0.24 in) and a length of 20 to 25 mm (0.79 to 0.98 in) and are densely packed with golden flowers.[2] The pendent seed pods that form after flowering have a linear shape with narrow wings and are straight to slightly curved. Th woody, glabrous pods have a length up to around 15 cm (5.9 in) and a width of 8 to 12 mm (0.31 to 0.47 in) and attain a yellowish brown colour as they dry and also become slightly wrinkled. The dull brown seeds inside the pods have a broadly elliptic to subcircular shape with a length of 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in) and have a ribbon-like funicle and a subterminal aril.[2]

It is native to a small area in the Pilbara region of Western Australia north of Newman[1] and south of Marble Bar[2] where it is often situated on hilltops and hillslopes growing in sandy or loamy soils over granite[1] usually as a part of scrubland and spinifex communities and it is often associated with Acacia hilliana and Acacia stellaticeps.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia levata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia levata". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 10 November 2019.

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