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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 rostellata

Acacia rostellata Maslin, 1999

Racosperma rostellatum (Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia rostellata

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Maslin, B.R., 1999. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 12(3): 392 (1999).


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia rostellata in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia rostellata. Published online. Accessed: Aug 13 2019. 2019. Acacia rostellata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 13 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia rostellata – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

Acacia rostellata is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to south western Australia


The low, spreading pungent shrub typically grows to a height of 0.1 to 0.5 metres (0 to 2 ft)[1] it usually has many branches with pungent and hairy branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The hairy evergreen phyllodes have an inequilaterally obtriangular to obdeltate shape with a length of 3 to 6 mm (0.12 to 0.24 in) and a width of 2 to 4 mm (0.079 to 0.157 in) with a more or less prominent main nerve.[2] It blooms from August to November and produces green-yellow flowers.[1]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern regions of Western Australia growing in sand, sandy gravel or clay soils.[1] It has a scattered distribution from around Bruce Rock in the north down to near Ongerup in the south and out as far as Lake King and Speddingup in the east. It is usually part of the heath under-storey open Eucalyptus scrubland communities.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia rostellata". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia rostellata Maslin". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 9 August 2020.

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