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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: Faboideae
Tribus: Mirbelieae
Genus: Eutaxia
Species: E. acanthoclada – E. actinophylla – E. andocada – E. cuneata – E. densifolia – E. dillwynioides – E. epacridioides – E. exilis – E. hirsuta – E. inuncta – E. lasiocalyx – E. lasiophylla – E. lutea – E. major – E. microphylla – E. myrtifolia – E. nanophylla – E. neurocalyx – E. obovata – E. parvifolia – E. rubricarina – E. virgata
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Eutaxia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 10. Reference page.


Eutaxia R.Br.

Type species: Eutaxia myrtifolia (Sm.) R.Br. (nom. illeg.)


Sclerothamnus R.Br.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

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

Brown, R. in W.T.Aiton, 1811. Hortus Kewensis 3: 16
Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2001. World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [unavailable to the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Eutaxia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Eutaxia. Published online. Accessed: Mar 10 2021. 2021. Eutaxia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 10.
Hassler, M. 2021. Eutaxia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 10. Reference page.
Eutaxia R.Br. in: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2018. IBIS database, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Accessed: 2018 February 7.

Vernacular names

Eutaxia is a genus of the family Fabaceae. They are native to Australia. Most are endemic to the Southwest Botanical Province of Western Australia, but a few are distributed throughout mainland Australia.[2] The chromosome number of Eutaxia species is typically 2n = 14 or 16.[1]


Eutaxia comprises the following species:[3][4][5][6][7][8][1]
Section Eutaxia R.Br.

Eutaxia cuneata Meissner
Eutaxia epacridoides Meisn.
Eutaxia exilis C.F.Wilkins & G.R.Hend.
Eutaxia hirsuta C.F.Wilkins & Chappill
Eutaxia inuncta C.F.Wilkins & Chappill
Eutaxia lasiophylla G.R.Hend.
Eutaxia lutea Chappill & G.R.Hend.
Eutaxia major (Benth.) C.F.Wilkins & Chappill
Eutaxia myrtifolia R. Br.
Eutaxia neurocalyx (Turcz.) Chappill & G.R.Hend.
subsp. nacta C.F.Wilkins
subsp. neurocalyx (Turcz.) Chappill & G.R.Hend.
subsp. papillosa C.F.Wilkins
Eutaxia parvifolia Benth.
Eutaxia virgata Benth.

Section Sclerothamnus (R.Br.) F.Muell.

Eutaxia acanthoclada G.R.Hend. & Chappill
Eutaxia actinophylla Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Eutaxia andocada Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Eutaxia diffusa F.Muell.—Spreading eutaxia
Eutaxia empetrifolia Schltdl.
Eutaxia lasiocalyx Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Eutaxia leptophylla Turcz.
Eutaxia microphylla (R.Br.) C.H.Wright & Dewar—Common eutaxia
Eutaxia nanophylla Chappill & C.F.Wilkins
Eutaxia rubricarina Chappill & C.F.Wilkins


Wilkins CF, Chappill JA, Henderson GR (2010). "An account of Eutaxia (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae) with a focus on the Western Australian species". Nuytsia. 20: 109–167.
Porteners MF. "Eutaxia". PlantNET—New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
"Eutaxia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Eutaxia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Eutaxia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
"The Plant List entry for Eutaxia". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
Crisp MD, Gilmore SR, Weston PH (1999). "Phylogenetic relationships of two anomalous species of Pultenaea (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae), and description of a new genus". Taxon. 48 (4): 701–714. doi:10.2307/1223641. JSTOR 1223641.
Wilkins CF, Chappill JA (2007). "Five new species of Eutaxia (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae) from south-western Australia". Nuytsia. 17: 469–482.

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