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Acacia dermatophylla
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH
  • Racosperma dermatophyllum (Benth.) Pedley

Acacia dermatophylla is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to southern parts of Western Australia.


The open, wispy and single stemmed shrub typically grows to a height of 0.2 to 1.2 metres (1 to 4 ft). It has glabrous branchlets with persistent thick, erect stipules with a length of 4 to 8 mm (0.16 to 0.31 in). The evergreen ascending phyllodes usually have an oblanceolate shape and a length of 2 to 5.5 cm (0.79 to 2.17 in) and a width of 4 to 23 mm (0.16 to 0.91 in) with a prominent midrib and margins. It blooms from July to October and produces yellow flowers.


The species was first formally described by the botanist George Bentham in 1864 as part of the work Flora Australiensis. It was reclassified as Racosperma dermatophyllum by Leslie Pedley in 2003 then transferred back to the genus Acacia'' in 2006.


It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt, Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern regions of Western Australia. The range of A dermatophylla extends from Lake Grace in the west to past Esperance in the east where it is found on undulating plains and low-lying areas including around salt flats growing in sandy, loamy or clay soils as a part of in tall heath or mallee communities.

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