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Bartle's wattle
Conservation status

Priority Three — Poorly Known Taxa (DEC)
Scientific classification
"Acacia bartlei" occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Acacia bartlei occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Acacia bartlei, commonly known as Bartle's wattle, is a shrub or tree of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves. It is native to a small area along the south coast in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.


The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 7 m (4 ft 11 in to 23 ft 0 in) but can be as tall as 10 m (33 ft) and has an erect habit. It has resin-ribbed branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The glabrous, mid to dark green phyllodes have a narrowly oblong-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate shape and are straight or slightly recurved with a length of 2 to 7.5 cm (0.79 to 2.95 in) and a width of 2 to 10 mm (0.079 to 0.394 in) and have two to nine prominent nerves. It blooms between June ad October.


It has a limited distribution around Esperance where it is found a few scattered locations from around Salmon Gums and Scaddan in the west from around Mount Key, Mount Burdett and Kau Rock in the east. It is often situated in or around waterlogged depressions growing in clay-loam or sandy-loam soils as a part of woodland communities associated with Eucalyptus occidentalis.

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