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Acacia latipes
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia latipes is a shrub of the genus Acacia (family Leguminosae or Fabaceae ) and the subgenus Plurinerves that is endemic to south western Australia.


The dense shrub typically grows to a height of 0.3 to 2 metres (1 to 7 ft). Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rathern than true leaves. The grey-green phyllodes have an elliptic, narrowly oblong-elliptic, subtriangular or linear shape and can be straight to slightly recurved with a length of 1 to 4 cm (0.39 to 1.57 in) and a width of 1.5 to 7 mm (0.059 to 0.276 in). It blooms from June to October and produces yellow flowers.


There are two recognised subspecies:

  • Acacia latipes subsp. latipes
  • Acacia latipes subsp. licina


It is native to an area in the Goldfields-Esperance, Wheatbelt and Mid West regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on hills, flats and sandplains growing in sandy to sandy-loam soils over and around granite and limestone. It has a discontinuous distribution with the range of the plant extends from Hamelin Pool in the north to Quairading with scattered localised populations from around Laking King in the south to further east of Scaddan and it is usually a part of shrubland, heathland or woodland communities.

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