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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 pellita

Acacia pellita O.Schwarz

Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. Centralblatt für Sammlung und Veroffentlichung von Einzeldiagnosen neuer Pflanzen. [Edited by Friedrich Fedde]. Berlin 24:86. 1927
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia pellita in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia pellita is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to parts of tropical northern Australia.


The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 metres (10 to 20 ft)[1] and has grey or brown coloured bark that is slightly fibrous. It has slightly angular ribbed branchlets that are covered by a dense matting of woolly hairs. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic shape with a length of 10.5 to 19.5 cm (4.1 to 7.7 in) and a width of 30 to 100 mm (1.2 to 3.9 in). The papery to slightly coriaceous phyllodes have two to four prominent main nerves that are concurrent with each other.[2] It blooms from May to August producing yellow flowers.[1] The cylindrical flower-spikes are 3 to 7 cm (1.2 to 2.8 in) in length and packed with golden coloured flowers. After flowering densely haired seed pods form that are tightly coiled in masses with a length of around 7 cm (2.8 in) and a width of 3.5 to 5 mm (0.14 to 0.20 in) with longitudinally arranged seeds inside. The black coloured seeds have an oblong shape and are 3.9 to 4.5 mm (0.15 to 0.18 in) in length with an oblong open areole.[2]

It is native to a large area in the Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia where the plant will grow in sandy or loamy soils and prefers damp conditions.[1] It is often situated along creek banks growing in sandy soils as a part of Eucalyptus woodland communities where it is often found in shady locations on or around sandstone or laterite.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia pellita". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia pellita". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 5 April 2020

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