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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 platycarpa

Acacia platycarpa F.Muell.

Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society. Botany. London 3:145. 1859
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Acacia platycarpa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Acacia platycarpa, commonly known as the pindan wattle or ghost wattle, is a species of plant in the legume family that is native to northern Australia from Western Australia through the Northern Territory to Queensland.[1]


It grows as a shrub or tree, 1.5–10 m in height, with rough or fissured bark. It produces cream to yellow flowers from December to June.[1]
Distribution and habitat

It occurs on red sand soils in pindan, and on dunes, hills and rocky outcrops. In Western Australia it is found in the Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Tanami and Victoria Bonaparte IBRA bioregions.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia platycarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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