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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: Jacksonia
Species: J. acicularis – J. aculeata – J. alata – J. angulata – J. anthoclada – J. arenicola – J. argentea – J. arida – J. arnhemica – J. calcicola – J. calycina – J. capitata – J. carduacea – J. chappilliae – J. compressa – J. condensata – J. cupulifera – J. debilis – J. dendrospinosa – J. dilatata – J. divisa – J. effusa – J. elongata – J. epiphyllum – J. eremodendron – J. fasciculata – J. flexuosa – J. floribunda – J. foliosa – J. forrestii – J. furcellata – J. gracillima – J. grevilleoides – J. hakeoides – J. horrida – J. humilis – J. intricata – J. jackson – J. lanicarpa – J. lateritica – J. lehmannii – J. macrocalyx – J. nematoclada – J. nutans – J. odontoclada – J. pendens – J. pungens – J. quairading – J. quinkanensis – J. racemosa – J. ramosissima – J. ramulosa – J. reclinata – J. remota – J. restioides – J. rhadinoclada – J. rhadinoclona – J. rigida – J. rubra – J. rupestris – J. scoparia – J. sericea – J. spicata – J. spinosa – J. stackhousei – J. stellaris – J. sternbergiana – J. tarinensis – J. thesioides – J. velutina – J. velveta – J. venosa – J. vernicosa – J. viscosa
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Jacksonia (Fabaceae) in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 06. Reference page.


Jacksonia R.Br. ex Sm.

Type species: Jacksonia spinosa R. Br.


Piptomeris Turcz.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

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

Brown, R. in A.Rees, 1811. Cyclopaedia, or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences 18: s.p.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Jacksonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 06. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Jacksonia. Published online. Accessed: May 06 2021. 2021. Jacksonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 06.
Hassler, M. 2021. Jacksonia. 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 May 06. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. (Jacksonia). Jacksonia (Fabaceae). Accessed: 06 May 2021.

Vernacular names
English: dogwood

Jacksonia is a genus of about forty, mostly leafless broom-like shrubs or small trees in the flowering plant family Fabaceae. The genus is endemic to Australia and species occur in a range of habitats in all Australian states except South Australia.


Plants in the genus Jacksonia are mostly leafless shrubs or small trees with rigid branches, and leaves reduced to small scales. The flowers are arranged in spikes or racemes with small bracts or bracteoles. The sepals are joined to form a short tube and the petals are usually shorter than the sepals. The standard or banner petal is circular or kidney-shaped, the wing petals are oblong and the keel petal is more or less straight and wider than the wings.[1]


The genus Jacksonia was first formally described by James Edward Smith from an unpublished manuscript by Robert Brown. Smith's description was published in 1811 in Rees's Cyclopædia along with a description of J. scoparia and J. spinosa. Smith noted that Brown had named the species "in memory of the late Mr. George Jackson, F.L.S., a man of the most excellent and amiable character, devoted to the science of botany". Jackson had died suddenly at the age of 31, in January of the same year.[2][3]

Accepted species

Jacksonia comprises the following species:[4][5][6]

Jacksonia aculeata W.Fitzg.
Jacksonia alata Benth.
Jacksonia angulata Benth.
Jacksonia argentea C.A.Gardner
Jacksonia calycina Domin
Jacksonia capitata Benth.
Jacksonia carduacea Meisn.
Jacksonia compressa Turcz.
Jacksonia condensata Crisp & J.R.Wheeler
Jacksonia cupulifera Meissner
Jacksonia dilatata Benth.
Jacksonia eremodendron E.Pritz.
Jacksonia fasciculata Meisn.
Jacksonia floribunda Endl.
Jacksonia foliosa Turcz.
Jacksonia forrestii F.Muell.
Jacksonia furcellata (Bonpl.) DC.—grey stinkwood
Jacksonia grevilleoides Turcz.
Jacksonia hakeoides Meisn.
Jacksonia horrida DC.
Jacksonia lehmannii Meisn.
Jacksonia macrocalyx Meisn.
Jacksonia nematoclada F.Muell.
Jacksonia odontoclada Benth.
Jacksonia racemosa Meisn.
Jacksonia ramosissima Benth.
Jacksonia restioides Meisn.
Jacksonia rhadinoclada F.Muell.
Jacksonia rhadinoclona F.Muell.
Jacksonia scoparia Sm.— dogwood
Jacksonia sericea Benth.— waldjumi
Jacksonia spinosa (Labill.) Sm.
Jacksonia stackhousii F.Muell.
Jacksonia sternbergiana Benth.— stinkwood, green stinkwood
Jacksonia thesioides Benth.
Jacksonia velutina Benth.
Jacksonia vernicosa Benth.

Species of uncertain taxonomic status

The status of the following species is unresolved:[6][7]

Jacksonia acicularis Chappill
Jacksonia anomala Ewart & Morrison
Jacksonia anthoclada Chappill
Jacksonia arenicola Chappill
Jacksonia arida Chappill
Jacksonia arnhemica Chappill
Jacksonia calcicola Chappill
Jacksonia chappilliae C.F.Wilkins
Jacksonia debilis Chappill
Jacksonia dendrospinosa Chappill
Jacksonia divisa Chappill
Jacksonia dumosa Meisn.
Jacksonia effusa Chappill
Jacksonia elongata Chappill
Jacksonia epiphyllum Chappill
Jacksonia flexuosa Chappill
Jacksonia gracillima Chappill
Jacksonia grandiflora Paxton
Jacksonia hemisericea D.A.Herb.
Jacksonia humilis Chappill
Jacksonia intricata Chappill
Jacksonia jackson Chappill
Jacksonia juncea Turcz.
Jacksonia lanicarpa Chappill
Jacksonia lateritica Chappill
Jacksonia macrocarpa Benth.
Jacksonia nutans Chappill
Jacksonia pendens Chappill
Jacksonia petrophiliodes W.Fitzg.
Jacksonia petrophiloides W.Fitzg.
Jacksonia piptomeris Benth.
Jacksonia pungens Chappill
Jacksonia quairading Chappill
Jacksonia quinkanensis Chappill
Jacksonia ramulosa Chappill
Jacksonia reclinata Chappill
Jacksonia remota Chappill
Jacksonia reticulata DC.
Jacksonia rigida Chappill
Jacksonia rubra Chappill
Jacksonia rupestris Chappill
Jacksonia spicata Chappill
Jacksonia stellaris Chappill
Jacksonia tarinensis Chappill
Jacksonia velveta Chappill
Jacksonia venosa Chappill
Jacksonia viminalis A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Jacksonia viscosa Chappill


Wiecek, Barbara. "Jacksonia". Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
"Jacksonia". APNI. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
Rees, Abraham (ed.) (1811). The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (Volume 18). v.18. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees Orme & Brown. pp. 530–531. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Aenictophyton". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Jacksonia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
"The Plant List entry for Jacksonia". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

Chappill JA, Wilkins CF, Crisp MD (2007). "Taxonomic revision of Jacksonia (Leguminosae: Mirbelieae)". Australian Systematic Botany. 20 (6): 473–623. doi:10.1071/SB06047.

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"Jacksonia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
"Jacksonia R.Br. ex Sm". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.

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