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Acacia ephedroides
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia ephedroides is a tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Juliflorae that is endemic to a reasonably large area in south western Australia.


The weeping tree typically grows to a height of 1 to 4 metres (3 to 13 ft) with minni ritchi peeling bark. It has densely haired branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have a filiform shape and are substraight to shallowly incurved and terete to compressed. The phyllodes have a length of 6 to 16 cm (2.4 to 6.3 in) and a diameter of 0.7 to 1 mm (0.028 to 0.039 in) are densely haired and not rigid and have eight prominent nerves that are each separated by deep furrows. It blooms from August to October producing yellow flowers.


It is native to an area in the Peel and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated amongst granite outcrops growing in sand, clay or clay-loam soils. It is found around the Jarrahdale in the west to around Manmanning to around Hyden in the east as apart of srubland or open woodland communities.

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