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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 masliniana

Acacia masliniana R.S.Cowan

Nuytsia 9(1): 79 (1993).

Acacia masliniana, commonly known as Maslin's wattle is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to arid parts of western Australia.


The rounded shrub typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 metres (3 to 10 ft) and has grey coloured fibrous bark[1] and has somehwat gnarled looking branches and trunk. The terete and glabrous branchlets can be hairy at the extremities. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The pungent, rigid, grey-green phyllodes are ascending to erect and straight to shallowly incurved with a length of 5 to 13.5 cm (2.0 to 5.3 in) and a diameter of about 1.3 mm (0.051 in).[2] It blooms from July to September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The shrub is named for the botanist Bruce Maslin. It has similar phyllodes to Acacia kalgoorliensis and superficially resembles Acacia donaldsonii and Acacia rigens.[2]

It is native to an area in the Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated along the margins of marshes and saline lakes and on flats growing in clay or loamy soils[1] as a part of open scrubland communities. It has a scattered distribution with the bulk of the population found between Twin Peaks, Cue, Perenjori and Youanmi with outlying populations found near Kalgoorlie.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia masliniana". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia masliniana R.S.Cowan". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 12 December 2020.

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