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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 multistipulosa

Acacia multistipulosa Tindale & Bedward, 1996

Racosperma multistipulosum (Tindale & Bedward) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia multistipulosa

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory

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

Tindale, M.D., Bedward, M. & Kodela, P.G. 1996. Acacia multistipulosa and A. rigescens (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae, Acacia sect. Juliflorae), two new species from the Northern Territory, Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 9(6): 859–866. DOI: 10.1071/SB9960859 Reference page. (p. 859)


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia multistipulosa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia multistipulosa. Published online. Accessed: Aug 09 2019. 2019. Acacia multistipulosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 09 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia multistipulosa – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.
APNI: Acacia multistipulosa

Vernacular names

Acacia multistipulosa is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to northern Australia.


The shrub or tree can grow to a maximum height of 10 m (33 ft) and usually has a spindly habit. It has dark brown to black to grey coloured bark that is smooth on younger trees but becomes longitudinally fissured as it ages. The plant has terete and densely haired branchlets with very conspicuous stipules. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate shape and can be slightly sickle-shaped. The coriaceous and often hairy phyllodes have a length of 3 to 10.5 cm (1.2 to 4.1 in) and a width of 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.31 in) with one prominent midvein and 8 to 13 minor nerves per millimetre. It blooms between March and June producing golden flowers. The cylindrical flower-spikes are 2.4 to 9 cm (0.94 to 3.54 in) in length and densely packed with bright yellow flowers. The scurfy green aging to brown seed pods that form after flowering have a flat linear shape but can occasionally be slightly twisted and have a length of 3.5 to 8 cm (1.4 to 3.1 in) and a width of 5 to 7 mm (0.20 to 0.28 in). The dark-brown to black seeds inside are arranged obliquely and a 3.6 to 4 mm (0.14 to 0.16 in) in length with a pale open areole.[1]

It is endemic to the Northern Territory where it is confined to an area within Kakadu National Park where it is often situated on rocky ledges, usually amongst boulders growing in sandy soils over sandstone as a part of open Eucalyptus woodland communities with an understorey of Triodia.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia multistipulosa". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 25 November 2019.

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