Plants of
South Australia
Acacia baileyana (∗)
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 4.


Acacia from the Greek 'akakia' and derived from 'ake' or 'akis' meaning a sharp point or thorn and 'akazo' meaning to sharpen. Dioscorides, the Greek physician and botanist used the word in the 1st century AD for the Egyptian thorn tree, Acacia arabica. Baileyana named after Frederick Manson Bailey (1827-1915), a British-born Australian botanist who collected the type specimen from Bowen Park, Brisbane in 1876.

Distribution and status

Herbarium regions: Northern Lofty, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)