Fine Art

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 phlebocarpa

Acacia phlebocarpa F.Muell., 1859

Racosperma phlebocarpum (F.Muell.) Pedley (1987)

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Mueller, F.J.H. v., 1859. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society. Botany 3: 119.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia phlebocarpa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia phlebocarpa. Published online. Accessed: Aug 12 2019. 2019. Acacia phlebocarpa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 12 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia phlebocarpa – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names
English: Table-top Wattle

Acacia phlebocarpa, also known as tabletop wattle,[3] is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves and is native to northern Australia.


The spreading viscid shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 1.2 metres (1 to 4 ft).[1] The shrub has a flattened crown. It has glabrous or with lines of appressed hairs, terete and resinous branchlets with persistent stipules that are 1 to 1.5 mm (0.039 to 0.059 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The straight and narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic shaped phyllodes with a length of 2 to 5.5 cm (0.79 to 2.17 in) and a width of 4 to 12 mm (0.16 to 0.47 in). The semi-pungent phyllodes are thinly-coriaceous and have three distant raised main nerves with many parallel secondary nerves.[3] It blooms from April to June and produces yellow flowers.[1] The simple inflorescences occur singly in the axils. The spherical flower-heads globular have a diameter of 7 to 8 mm (0.28 to 0.31 in) and contain 45 to 60 golden coloured flowers. The linear seed pods that form after flowering are strongly curved or have a single coil. The pods have a length of up to 6 cm (2.4 in) and a width of 4 to 6 mm (0.16 to 0.24 in) and contain broadly elliptic to nearly circular seeds. The glossy black seeds have a length of 3.8 to 4.3 mm (0.15 to 0.17 in).[3]
Distribution and habitat

an area in the Kimberley region of Western Australia,[1][3] and north western Queensland and the Northern Territory.[3] It grows on stony and lateritic soils and on sandstone on plains and rocky ridges.[1] The soils are often shallow and are stony and sandy and are found in open woodland communities or with species of Triodia.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia phlebocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Contributiones ad Acaciarum Australiae Cognitionem. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany 3: 119
R.S.Cowan (2017). "Acacia phlebocarpa. In: Flora of Australia". Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. Retrieved 27 January 2020.

Plants, Fine Art Prints

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World