Acacia prismifolia E.Pritz. (1904:293)

Diels' wattle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Racosperma prismifolium (E.Pritz.) Pedley in Austrobaileya 6: 481 (2003)


Conservation Status

Last records: 31 May 1901 (Diels' type collection); 1933 (Meebold's later collection)

Rediscovered in 2018 by botanist Libby Sandiford (Silcock et al., 2019:SM:13)



Striling Ranges, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

E.Pritz. (1904). [description of Acacia prismifolia]. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 35: 293.


Other references:

Cowan, R. S. and Maslin, B. R. (1993). Acacia Miscellany 7. Acacia sulcata and related taxa (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Western Australia. Nuytsia 9(1): 69-78.

Cowan, R. S. and Maslin, Bruce Roger. (2001). Acacia prismifolia, pp. 27. In: Orchard, Anthony E. and WIlson, Annette J. G. (eds.). Flora of Australia Volume 11B, Mimosaceae, Acacia part 2. Melbourne: ABRS/CSIRO Publishing. xvi + 536 pp.

R.S. Cowan, B.R. Maslin & P.G. Kodela (2019) Acacia prismifolia. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 14 January 2020]

Department of the Environment. (2015). Acacia prismifolia in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:15:41 +1100.

Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Hearn, Roger W., Meissner, Rachel, Brown, Andrew P., Macfarlane, Terry D. and Annels, Tony R. (2006). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Warren Region. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 40. Jointly published by Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage (Canberra) & Western Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management (Bentley DC). x + 305 pp.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Le Roux, Johannes J., Hui, C., Castillo, M. L., Iriondo, J. M., Keet, J.-H., Khapugin, A. A., Médail, F., Rejmánek, M., Theron, G. Yannelli, F. A. and Hirsch, H. (2019). Recent Anthropogenic Plant Extinctions Differ in Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots. Current Biology 29(17): 2912-2918.e2.

Marchant, N. G. and Keighery, G. J. (1979). Poorly collected and presumably rare vascular plants of Western Australia. Kings Park Research Notes No. 5. West Perth: Kings Park and Botanic Garden. 103 pp.

Robinson, Christopher J. and Coates, David J. (1995). Declared Rare and Poorly Known Flora in the Albany District. Western Australian Wildlife Management Program No. 20. Canberra: Australian Nature Conservation Agency / Como, Western Australia: Department of Conservation and Land Management. ix + 615 pp.

Silcock, Jen L., Field, Ashley R., Walsh, Neville G. and Fensham, Roderick J. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177. [Supplementary Material]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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