Acacia alexandri facts for kids
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Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
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Acacia alexandri is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae native to north western Australia.
The open and wispy shrub typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 3 metres (5 to 10 ft). It has slender branchlets with spinose stipules that are 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) that are not common on mature plants. The linear evergreen phyllodes have a length of 6 to 13 cm (2.4 to 5.1 in) and a width of 2.5 to 6 mm (0.098 to 0.236 in) with a single prominent nerve. It blooms from August to September and produces cream flowers.
The species was first formally described by Bruce Maslin in 1992 as part of the work Acacia Miscellany. Review of Acacia victoriae and related species (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae: Section Phyllodineae) as published in the journal Nuytsia. The only synonym is Racosperma alexandri as described by Leslie Pedley in 2003.
It is native to a small area in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia around Cape Range where it is found on rocky limestone hillsides as part of mallee shrubland communities growing in rocky pink loamy soils.
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