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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 sericoflora

Acacia sericoflora Pedley, 1974

Racosperma sericoflorum (Pedley) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia sericoflora

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory

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

Pedley, L., 1974. Contributions from the Queensland Herbarium 15: 16.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia sericoflora 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 sericoflora. Published online. Accessed: Aug 14 2019. 2019. Acacia sericoflora. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 14 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia sericoflora – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

Acacia sericoflorais a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is native to northern Australia.


The tree or shrub typically grows to a height of 3.5 m (11 ft) and has smooth bark that is rougher at the base. The stout and angular branchlets are grey in colour and densely covered in silky hairs. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The flat and straight, elliptic to narrowly elliptic phyllodes have a length of 12 to 19 cm (4.7 to 7.5 in) and a width of 8 to 35 mm (0.31 to 1.38 in) and thinly coriaceous. The phyllodes have two prominent main veins free to the base. It blooms between June and July producing yellow flowers. The flower-spikes are sparsely arranged along a length of 2 to 4.5 cm (0.79 to 1.77 in). Following flowering linear shaped seed pods form that are coiled and twisted and have a width of around 3 mm (0.12 in). The seeds inside are arranged longitudinally and are around 4 mm (0.16 in) in length.[1]

The species has a limited range within western Arnhem Land and within the boundaries of Kakadu and Katherine Gorge National Parks between Oenpelli and Edith Falls in the Northern Territory where it is found on escarpments and along creek lines growing in clay or sandy soils as a part of woodland or scrubland communities composed of species of Eucalyptus, Melaleuca and Triodia.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia sericoflora". WorldWideWattle. Western Australian Herbarium. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

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