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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 maxwellii

Acacia maxwellii Maiden & Blakely

J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 13: 7 (1927).

Acacia maxwellii is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to south western Australia.


The low domed shrub typically grows to a height of 0.1 to 0.4 metres (0.3 to 1.3 ft).[2] It has hairy branchlets with subpersistent 1 to 2 mm (0.039 to 0.079 in) long stipules. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The thick, glabrous and evergreen phyllodes are erect with a linear shape that is straight to shallowly curved. The phyllodes have a length of 1.5 to 6 cm (0.59 to 2.36 in) and a width of 1 to 3 mm (0.039 to 0.118 in) and an impressed midrib.[3] It blooms from September to October and produces yellow-cream flowers.[2]

It is native to an area along the south coast in the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on flats, undulating plains and along watercourses growing in sandy, sandy clay, loamy or gravelly soils.[2] The range of the plant extends from around the Stirling Range in the north west to around Israelite Bay where it is usually a part of shrub mallee and mallee heath communities.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"DOI Details". doi:10.26197/5c0b1388984eb. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
"Acacia maxwellii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia maxwellii". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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