Acacias of Australia

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Acacia acellerata Maiden & Blakely




Discontinuous distribution, occurring near Cranbrook, Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Mt Bland, W.A.


Rigid shrub 0.3–0.6 m high. Branchlets glabrous or sparsely appressed-puberulous. Phyllodes sessile, straight to recurved or shallowly serpentinous, terete to subterete, 2.5–4.7 cm long, 1.2–1.7 mm diam., pungent, rigid, glabrous, with c. 16 prominent raised (when dry), distant nerves. Inflorescences simple, 2 per axil; peduncles 3–7 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 3–4 mm diam., 12–20-flowered, golden; bracteoles spathulate. Flowers mostly 5-merous; sepals free. Pods linear, raised over seeds, undulate, to 5 cm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, thinly crustaceous, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, ovate, 2.5–3 mm long, semi-glossy, dark brown-black; aril helmet-shaped, cream-white.


Grows in loam or loamy sand in tall shrubland.


W.A.: c. 15 km S of Tambellup on Great Southern Hwy, C.Dziekanowski & J.Roethke 3806 (CANB, PERTH); c. 4.8 km due NW of Mt Bland, B.R.Maslin 1044 (CANB, PERTH); 25 km ENE of Jerramungup, K.Newbey 9533-1 (MELU, PERTH).


Perhaps with affinities to A. curvata or A. leptoneura.

The Drummondn. 41 of some other set’ referred to by G.Bentham, Fl. Austral. 2: 326 (1864), as A. campylophylla, is A. acellerata, judging from a duplicate at Herb. NSW (sheet NSW216948).

FOA Reference

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 11A (2001), 11B (2001) and 12 (1998), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia


R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin