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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 viscifolia

Acacia viscifolia Maiden & Blakely, 1927

Racosperma viscifolium (Maiden & Blakely) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia viscifolia

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Maiden, J.H. & Blakely, W.F., 1927. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 13: 7.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia viscifolia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Acacia viscifolia. Published online. Accessed: Aug 18 2019. 2019. Acacia viscifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 18 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia viscifolia – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

Acacia viscifolia is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to an area of south western Australia.


The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 1 metre (1 to 3 ft)[3] and has a resinous and dwarf habit with angular cylindrical and tapering branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The finely striated, threadlike, filiform phyllodes are 1 to 4 cm (0.39 to 1.57 in) in length and have a diameter of around 0.5 mm (0.020 in) and are often incurved.[2] It blooms from June to August and produces yellow flowers.[3] It produces inflorescences that appear in groups of three to four on racemes and are composed of spherical flower-heads composed of 20 to 25 yellow flowers.[2]

The species was first formally described by the botanists Joseph Maiden and William Blakely in 1927 as a part of the work Descriptions of fifty new species and six varieties of western and northern Australian Acacias, and notes on four other species published in the work Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. It was reclassified as Racosperma viscifolium in 2003 by Leslie Pedley then returned to genus Acacia in 2006.[4]

It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia where it is often found in low-lying areas usually around ricers, creek and swamps growing in sandy, clay or loamy soils.[3]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia viscifolia". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Maiden, J.H.; Blakely, W.F. (1927). "Descriptions of fifty new species and six varieties of western and northern Australian Acacias, and notes on four other species". Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 13: 7. t. vi, Figs 1-7
"Acacia viscifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia viscifolia Maiden & Blakely". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

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