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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 menzelii

Acacia menzelii J.M.Black, 1917

Racosperma menzelii (J.M.Black) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia menzelii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
South Australia

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

Black, J.M., 1917. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia. Adelaide, S.A. 41: 45.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia menzelii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia menzelii. Published online. Accessed: Aug 08 2019. 2019. Acacia menzelii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 08 Aug 2019.
Hassler, M. 2020. Acacia menzelii. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 08. Reference page.
Acacia menzelii – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia menzelii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Menzel's Wattle

Acacia menzelii, commonly known as Tallebung wattle or Menzel's wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves native to a small area of southern Australia.


The shrub typically grows to a height of 2 metres (6.6 ft) and has compact, rounded and spreading habit. It has sparsely hairy branchlets that branch off near ground level forming a number of ascending stems . The flat, green, terete phyllodes have a linear shape and can be straight or incurved. The phyllodes have a length of 1.5 to 4 cm (0.59 to 1.57 in) and a width of 0.5 to 1 mm (0.020 to 0.039 in) and have six brownish nerves.[1]

The specific epithet honours O.E.Menzel, a botanist who collected the type specimen near Monarto in 1897.[2] The shrub is part of the Acacia wilhelmiana group along with nine close relatives: Acacia abrupta, Acacia ascendens, Acacia barattensis, Acacia brachypoda, Acacia cowaniana, Acacia helmsiana, Acacia leptalea, Acacia gracilifolia and Acacia viscifolia.

The shrub is scattered in an area of South Australia in the Murray region around Monarto and in the Flinders Range is often situated in gorges or on rocky hillsides growing in brown to grey calcareous loamy soils as a part of scrubby Eucalyptus woodland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia menzelii". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
"Acacia menzelii (Leguminosae) Tallebung Wattle". Seeds of South Australia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

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