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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 xerophila
Varieties: A. xerophila var. brevior - A. xerophila var. xerophila

Acacia xerophila W.Fitzg., 1904

Acacia fitzgeraldii E.Pritz.
Racosperma xerophilum (W.Fitzg.) Pedley

Native distribution areas:
Acacia xerophila

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia

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

Fitzgerald, W. V., 1904. Journ. W. Austral. Nat. Hist. Soc. i. 8.


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

Vernacular names

Acacia xerophila is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae. It is native to an area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.[1]


The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.15 to 1.0 metre (0.5 to 3.3 ft) and produces yellow flowers.

There are two recognised varieties:

Acacia xerophila var. brevior
Acacia xerophila var. xerophila

See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia xerophila". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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