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Acacia bracteolata
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Occurrence data from AVH

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

The spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 0.7 metres (1 to 2 ft). The branchlets are hairy to villous and have 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) long stipules. The asymmetric phyllodes have a narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate shape with a length of 15 to 25 mm (0.59 to 0.98 in) and a width of 5 to 10 mm (0.20 to 0.39 in). It blooms in August and produces yellow flowers. The rudimentary inflorescences mostly occur on two-headed racemes that have an axes with a length of less thn 0.5 mm (0.020 in). The spherical flower-heads can have an obloid shape and have a diameter of 4.5 to 5.5 mm (0.18 to 0.22 in) containing 19 to 25 lemon yellow coloured flowers. The seed pods that form after flowering have a bow shape with a length of up to 6 cm (2.4 in) and a width of 6 to 7 mm (0.24 to 0.28 in). The dull black oblong-elliptic shaped seeds inside the pods are around 4 mm (0.16 in) in length.

It is native to an area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia where it is found east of Esperance growing in granitic sandy soils. The shrub occurs from around Grass Patch in the north to Cape Arid National Park in the south and are often part of shrubland or low mallee communities.

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