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Acacia acrionastes
Scientific classification
Genus:
Acacia
Species:
acrionastes
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia acrionastes is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia.

The shrub or tree has a spindly habit and typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 8 m (4 ft 11 in to 26 ft 3 in) and has smooth bark. It has linear phyllodes that are straight to slightly curved with a length of 6 to 17 cm (2.4 to 6.7 in) and a width of 2 to 4 mm (0.079 to 0.157 in). It blooms between July and August and produces inflorescences with creamy yellow flowers.

The species was first formally described by the botanist Leslie Pedley in 1990 in the article Acacia acrionastes (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae), a new species from south-eastern Queensland as published in the journal Austrobaileya. The only synonym is Racosperma acrionastes. It is also often confused with Acacia adunca to which it is closely related.

It is found in north western New South Wales where it is considered rare and Queensland where it is more common. It is often a part of dry sclerophyll forest communities and grows in loamy clay soils over volcanic substrate.

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