Acacia cyclops

Photo: Ron Vanderhoff

Common names: cyclops Acacia

Acacia cyclops (cyclops Acacia) is a shrub (family Fabaceae) with golden yellow flowers and narrow leaves found in the coastal ranges and peninsular ranges of California. It is native to Southwestern Australia. It occurs in dunes. Its seeds are dispersed via birds and the germination process may be assisted by the seed’s passage through the bird’s gut.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Acacia cyclops Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • GBIF - Global distribution information.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • The Plant List - Global taxonomic resource and collaborative clearinghouse from Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Missouri Botanic Garden and others.
  • Additional photos

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    Acacia cyclops (cyclops Acacia) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Acacia cyclops (cyclops Acacia) leaves and stem. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Acacia cyclops (cyclops Acacia) seed. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff