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Sandplain wattle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. murrayana
Binomial name
Acacia murrayana
F.Muell. ex Benth.

Acacia murrayana is a tree in the family Fabaceae. It has numerous common names, including sandplain wattle, Murray's wattle, fire wattle, colony wattle and powder bark wattle. It is widespread throughout Australia's arid zone, occurring on sand ridges and in disturbed areas in every mainland State except Victoria.

Sandplain wattle grows as a tall shrub or small tree, up to eight metres in height. Like most Acacia species, it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The are grey or pale green, between five and twelve centimetres long and two to seven millimetres wide. The flowers are bright yellow, and held in cylindrical clusters up to eight millimetres in diameter. The pods are flat and paper, five to eight centimetres long and up to one centimetre wide.

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Mimosoideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia murrayana

Name

Acacia murrayana F.Muell. ex Benth.


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