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Club-tipped whorled wattle
Conservation status

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification

Acacia claviseta, also known as the club-tipped whorled wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Lycopodiifoliae that is endemic to north western Australia.


The slightly viscid shrub typically grows to a height of 0.6 to 0.8 m (2 ft 0 in to 2 ft 7 in) and has an erect habit with many branches. The densely woolly yellow to white haired branchlets have setose stipules with a length of 1 to 2.5 mm (0.039 to 0.098 in). Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes occur in crowded whorls of 9 to 15. The erect to ascending phyllodes are 3 to 8 mm (0.12 to 0.31 in) in length and 0.3 to 0.4 mm (0.012 to 0.016 in) wide and are terete to more or less flat, well haired and have longitudinal nerves that are not visible. It blooms between February and March and July and August producing yellow flowers.


It is native to an area in the Northern Territory and the eastern Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is located in a few scattered areas to the south of Kununurra on Bedford Downs Station, Osmond Range and around Pompeys Pillar to the north of Warmun in Western Australia with its range extending east to scatteredt populations in the Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory around 100 km (62 mi) to the north east. It is mostly situated on scree slopes, sand flats, sandstone ridges and sandy lenses among sandstone boulders in scrubland communities.

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