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Acacia acuaria
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia acuaria is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to Western Australia.


The rounded and prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.6 to 5 metres (2 to 16 ft). It has spiny glabrous branchlets with caducous stipules. The pungent, rigid and green phyllodes are patent to ascending The phyllodes has a length of 6 to 20 m (20 to 66 ft) and a width of around 1 mm (0.039 in) with an indistinct midrib. It blooms from June to September and produces yellow flowers. The inflorescences occur singly and have spherical flower-heads containing 14 to 23 golden flowers. The dark brown to black seed pods that form after flowering are curved or a single coil with a length of up to 5 cm (2.0 in) and a width of 3.5 to 5 mm (0.14 to 0.20 in) and contain elliptic seeds with a length of 3 mm (0.12 in).


It is native to an area in the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia from around Northampton in the north to around Yilgarn in the south east where it is found on sandplains, rises and around salt lakes growing in a variety of soil types as a part of Eucalyptus woodland or mallee scrub communities.

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