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Acacia moirii

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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 moirii
Subspecies: A. moirii subsp. dasycarpa - A. moirii subsp. moirii - A. moirii subsp. recurvistipula

Acacia moirii E.Pritz., 1904

Racosperma moirii (E.Pritz.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia moirii

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Pritzel, E.G., 1904. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 35(2-3): 312.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia moirii 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 moirii. Published online. Accessed: Aug 08 2019. 2019. Acacia moirii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 08 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia moirii – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names
English: Moir's Wattle

Acacia moirii, commonly known as Moir's wattle,[1] is a subshrub which is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia.[2] It grows to between 0.15 and 0.6 metres high and has densely hairy leaflets.[2] The globular golden-yellow flower heads appear from May to August, followed by hairy seed pods which are around 4 cm long and 5 to 6 mm wide.[2]


The type specimen was collected near Cape Riche by A.J. Moir in 1901.[2]

Three subspecies are currently recognised:

A. moirii subsp. dasycarpa Maslin
A. moirii E.Pritz. subsp. moirii
A. moirii subsp. recurvistipula Maslin


The species occurs on sandplains, undulating plains, hills and rises in an area between Eneabba, Manypeaks and Jerdacuttup as well as east of Esperance in the Cape Arid area.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia moirii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
"Acacia moirii". World Wide Wattle. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
"Acacia moirii". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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