Acacia oraria F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1879) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 11: 66. Type: Syntypes: Rockingham-Bay, Dallachy (MEL, BM); Trinity-Ba y, Bailey (BRI).
Coastal Wattle; Wattle
Leaves green or slightly glaucous, phyllodineous. Leaf blades about 5-8 x 1.5-3.5 cm. A small gland usually visible on the upper side of the leaf blade-petiole junction. Veins longitudinal, reticulate, generally three more prominent than the rest. Younger leaves and twigs have a slight grey or silvery sheen.
Inflorescence usually a raceme of heads on peduncles about 4-7 mm long, heads about 30-40 flowered, covered with a white bloom when immature. Stalked nectaries with orange glands present at the base of each flower in the head. Calyx lobes fused to about the middle, oblong, obtuse, about 1-1.4 mm long. Corolla lobes rather narrow, fused to the middle, about 1.5-1.9 mm long, corolla about 1.5 times as long as the calyx. Stamens about 3-4 mm long. Ovary somewhat scurfy.
Cotyledons obovate, about 4-5 x 3-4 mm. First leaf pinnate, second leaf bipinnate. By the third or fourth leaf stage: leaves bipinnate, petiole expanded and flattened. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves phyllodineous, elliptic or narrowly elliptic to slightly falcate, apex obtuse, base cuneate, glabrous, usually three main parallel veins run from the base to the apex; glands present at the apex of the leaf blade and also at the base almost on the petiole; stipules very small, visible only with a lens. Seed germination time 9 to 303 days.