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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 wiseana

Acacia wiseana C.A.Gardner,

Racosperma wiseanum (C.A.Gardner) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia wiseana

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Northern Territory, Western Australia

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

Gardner, C.A., 1942. J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia xxvii. 173.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acacia wiseana 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 wiseana. Published online. Accessed: Aug 18 2019. 2019. Acacia wiseana. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 18 Aug 2019.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acacia wiseana – Taxon details on World Wide Wattle.

Vernacular names

Acacia wiseana is a shrub that grows in arid and semi-arid parts of northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory.


It is an intricate spiny shrub that typically grows to a height of 1 to 4 m (3 ft 3 in to 13 ft 1 in)[1] and has a similar width. The divaricate light green glabrous branchlets are short and straight with striate-ribbing. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The sparse and inconspicuous, light green phyllodes shed frequently from the branchlets. the phyllodes are patent to deflexed with a linear shape that is pentagonal-compressed to flat. They are 5 to 20 mm (0.20 to 0.79 in) in length and 1 to 1.5 mm (0.039 to 0.059 in) wide and have five nerves.[2] It produces yellow flowers from July to September.[1]

It was first published by Charles Gardner in 1942,[3] based on a specimen collected by him and possibly also Frank Wise (the publication lists Wise as a collector, but the herbarium specimens are only tagged with Gardner's name), near Wandagee on the Minilya River in Western Australia, on 31 August 1932. The specific epithet honours Wise.[2]

Florabase identifies the IBRA region in which the most samples have been collected from as the Carnarvon region. It is found throughout the Gascoyne and scattered though the Pilbara regions of Western Australia extending eastward into the Northern Territory where it grows in sandy loam soils.[1]
See also

List of Acacia species

Wikispecies has information related to Acacia wiseana.

"Acacia wiseana". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia wiseana". World Wide Wattle. Retrieved 11 April 2007.

"Acacia wiseana C.A.Gardner". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.

"Acacia wiseana". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.

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