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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 patagiata

Acacia patagiata R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1990

Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 7:216. 1990
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia patagiata in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia patagiata, also commonly knowns as salt gully wattle,[1] is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to south western Australia.


The rounded shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 2.5 metres (2 to 8 ft)[2] and has glarous to very lightly haired branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather that true leaves. The rigid, leathery, glabrous and pungent grey-green phyllodes are ascending to erect and have an oblong-oblanceolate to elliptic shape and are slightly to shallowly to strongly incurved. The phyllodes are around 2.5 to 5.5 cm (0.98 to 2.17 in) in length and 3 to 8 mm (0.12 to 0.31 in) wide and have many fine, parallel veins with the central nerve more prominent than the others.[3] It blooms from July to September and produces yellow flowers.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Richard Sumner Cowan and Bruce Maslin in 1990 as a part of the work Acacia Miscellany 3. Some new microneurous taxa of Western Australia related to A. multineata (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Plurinerves) from Western Australia as published in the journal Nuytsia.[4] It is very similar in appearance to Acacia lineolata subsp. multilineata and also Acacia unguicula to a lesser degree. It also resembles Acacia mimica.[3]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated along salt rivers and creeks and along the margins of salt lakes and salt pans growing in sandy, sandy-loam or clay soils.[2] The range of the plant extends from around Pingrup in the north west to around Mount Ney in the east.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia patagiata Salt Gully Wattle". Nindethana Australian Seeds. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
"Acacia patagiata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia patagiata". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
"Acacia patagiata R.S.Cowan & Maslin". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 26 December 2020.

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