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Acacia eremophila
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia eremophila is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is native to Western Australia.


The dense shrub typically grows to a height of 0.4 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft) and has a rounded habit. The straight and erect phyllodes are patent to erect. The phyllodes are 2 to 11 centimetres (0.8 to 4.3 in) in length with a diameter of 0.6 to 1.5 millimetres (0.02 to 0.06 in).

It blooms from July to October producing simple inflorescences with globular heads with a diameter of 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) containing 10 to 25 yellow flowers.

After flowering linear seed pods that are raised over and constricted between each seed that are 2 to 5 cm (0.8 to 2.0 in) in length and 1.5 to 3 mm (0.06 to 0.12 in) wide. The dark brown seeds with an elliptic to oblong-ovate shape.


The species was first formally described by the botanist William Vincent Fitzgerald in 1912 is the work New West Australian Plants published in the Journal of Botany, British and Foreign.

There are two varieties:

  • Acacia eremophila var. eremophila
  • Acacia eremophila var. variabilis

A. eremophila closely resembles Acacia densiflora.


It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and the Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia.

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