Acacia phasmoides

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Phantom wattle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. phasmoides
Binomial name
Acacia phasmoides

Racosperma phasmoides (J.H.Willis) Pedley

Acacia phasmoides, commonly known as phantom wattle,[3] is a shrub species that is endemic to south-eastern Australia.[3] It grows to between 1 and 4 metres high and has phyllodes that are 5 to 12.5 cm long and 1 to 2 mm wide. The bright yellow globular flowerheads appear singly or in groups of two in the axils of the phyllodes from September to November, followed by curved seed pods which are 5 to 9 cm long and 2 to 4 mm wide.[3][4]

The species was formally described in 1967 by botanist Jim Willis based on plant material collected from Pine Mountain in north-eastern Victoria.[4] Its distribution is limited to a small area on the border between south-eastern New South Wales and north-eastern Victoria.[5]


  1. ^ Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. "Acacia phasmoides —Phantom Wattle". Species Profile and Threats Database. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Acacia phasmoides ". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "Acacia phasmoides ". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Acacia phasmoides ". Flora of Australia Online. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Government.
  5. ^ Sutter, Geoff (2010). "National Recovery Plan for Phantom Wattle - Acacia phasmoides" (PDF). State of Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012.