Acacia montana

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Acacia montana
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. montana
Binomial name
Acacia montana
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia montana, commonly known as mallee wattle, is a shrub species endemic to south-eastern Australia. The species was first formally described in 1842 by English botanist George Bentham from plant material collected from the "highlands near the Liverpool Plains" in New South Wales. [1] The Latin specific epithet montana refers to mountains or coming from mountains. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Acacia montana". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  2. Archibald William Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins , p. 239, at Google Books