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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 orites

Acacia orites Pedley, 1964

Racosperma orites (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia orites

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland

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

Pedley, L., 1964. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 75: 32.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia orites in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Aug 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia orites. Published online. Accessed: Aug 10 2019. 2019. Acacia orites. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 10.
Catalogue of Life: 2020 Annual Checklist
Acacia orites – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names
English: mountain wattle

Acacia orites, also commonly known as mountain wattle,[1] is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to north eastern Australia.


The tree can grow to a maximum height of 30 m (98 ft) that has obscure stipules on the branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a linear shape and are straight or slightly sickle shaped with a length of 10 to 20 cm (3.9 to 7.9 in) and a width of 4 to 9 mm (0.16 to 0.35 in). The dark green coloured phylloeds are thin and pliable and have an apex that is occasionally uncinate and have six to nine anastomosing veins of which one to three are much more clearly defined than the others. It blooms between August and September producing golden flowers.[2]

It is endemic to south eastern parts of Queensland and north eastern parts of New South Wales where it is often found along the margins of rainforest communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Mountain wattle – Acacia orites". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Science. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
"Acacia orites". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 8 December 2019.

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