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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 polifolia

Acacia polifolia Pedley

Austrobaileya 1(3): 294. 1979

Acacia polifolia is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia.


The tree or shrub typically grows to a height of 5 m (16 ft) and has branchlets covered with tiny silvery white hairs and light golden coloured new shoots. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The thin, evergreen phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate or narrowly oblong shape with a length of 4 to 10 cm (1.6 to 3.9 in) and a width of 3 to 8 mm (0.12 to 0.31 in) and are moderately covered with silvery white hairs and have one main nerve per face. When it blooms it produces racemose inflorescences that have spherical flower-heads containing 15 to 20 bright lemon yellow to golden coloured flowers. After flowering firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous seed pods form that have a length of 8 cm (3.1 in) and a width of 8 to 10 mm (0.31 to 0.39 in) and are glabrous with a dusty white coating. The shiny black seeds inside the pods are arranged longitudinally and have an oblong-elliptic to slightly ovate shape with a length of 4 to 5 mm (0.16 to 0.20 in) and a clavate aril.[1]

It is found in parts of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland from around Jericho and Tambo in the west out to around Biloela in the east growing in shallow sandy soils over and around sandstone as a part of Eucalyptus woodland communities.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia polifolia Pedley". World Wide Wattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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