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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 scalpelliformis

Acacia scalpelliformis Meisn., 1848

Racosperma scalpelliforme (Meisn.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Meisner, C.D.F., 1848. Plantae Preissianae (J.G.C.Lehmann) 2(2-3): 200.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia scalpelliformis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia scalpelliformis. Published online. Accessed: Aug 14 2019. 2019. Acacia scalpelliformis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 14 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia scalpelliformis – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

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


The erect prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 2.0 metres (2 to 7 ft).[1] It resembles Acacia urophylla but has some subtle differences including trowel shaped phyllodes that have a distinctive gland angle along the barely scalloped or notched adaxial marginh. The phyllodes have a length of 2.5 to 4 cm (0.98 to 1.57 in) and a width of 6 to 10 mm (0.24 to 0.39 in) with two main nerves per fact with a few less prominent lateral nerves.[2] It blooms in September and produces yellow flowers.[1]

The species was first formally described by the botanist Carl Meissner in 1848 as part of the Johann Georg Christian Lehmann work Plantae Preissianae.[3] It is not too far removed from the Acacia myrtifolia group.[2]

It is native to an area along the south coast in the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia between Augusta in the west and Denmark in the east where it is found in damp areas.[1] It has a scattered distribution from around August in the south west to around Pemberton and Manjimup in the north to around Mount Chudalup in the east. It often occurs as scattered individuals among dense stands of Acacia urophylla.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia scalpelliformis". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia scalpelliformis Meisn". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
"Acacia scalpelliformis Meisn". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 16 August 2020.

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