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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 xanthocarpa

Acacia xanthocarpa R.S.Cowan & Maslin, 1995

Racosperma xanthocarpum (R.S.Cowan & Maslin) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia xanthocarpa

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Cowan, R.S. & Maslin, B.R., 1995. Nuytsia; Bulletin of the Western Australian Herbarium. South Perth, W.A. 10(1): 58 (1995).


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

Vernacular names

Acacia xanthocarpa is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to aris parts of western Australia.


The rounded or obconic shrub typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 ft).[1] The plant often has contorted trunks and main branches with grey coloured bark that is often fissured on the main trunks. The sparsely haired branchlets become glabrous with age. Like many species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen, erect and terete phyllodes have a length of 6 to 9.5 cm (2.4 to 3.7 in) and a diameter of 0.9 to 1 mm (0.035 to 0.039 in). The phyllodes are densely haired when immature that soon become glabrescent or hairs persisting in grooves between the many thin parallel nerves.[2] It blooms from July to August and produces yellow flowers and yellow fruit.[1][2]

It is native to a small area in the Mid West and Goldfields regions of Western Australia where it is usually situated along drainage lines, on plains and on rocky hills.[1] It has a limited range to the south west of Meekatharra from around Belele Station that extends about 120 km (75 mi) to around Neds Creek Station in the north east and 120 km (75 mi) to the south east of Meekatharra.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia xanthocarpa". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
"Acacia xanthocarpa R.S.Cowan & Maslin". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 24 March 2020.

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