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Acacia flavipila
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia flavipila is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to an area of south western Australia.


The spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 2 metres (2 to 7 ft) and has branchlets that are densely covered in golden coloured hairs that are more white on young shoots. The branchlets also have persistent stipules that are about 1 mm (0.039 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have an elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate shape and are usually inequilateral with a length of 10 to 22 mm (0.39 to 0.87 in) and a width of 3 to 9 mm (0.12 to 0.35 in) and two or three main nerves. It blooms from May to September and produces yellow flowers.


There are two recognised varieties of the species:

  • Acacia flavipila var. flavipila
  • Acacia flavipila var. ovalis


It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on undulating plains growing sandy or clay-loam soils. It has a scattered distribution from around Cadoux in the north west down to around Dunn Swamp about 100 km (62 mi) north of Raventhorpe in the south east.

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