Acacias of Australia

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Acacia aspera Lindl. subsp. aspera




Occurs from The Grampians to Warby Ra., Vic., northern A.C.T. and from Peak Hill S to the Ardlethan-Temora area, and at Sutton Forest, N.S.W.


Phyllodes 10–30 mm long, flat to slightly concavo-convex in section. Peduncles (1–) 2–10 mm long, stout, mostly with sessile or subsessile glands; heads 30–50-flowered, 6–9 mm diam., bright golden yellow. Bracteoles eglandular, exserted in the buds (buds usually burr-like in appearance).


N.S.W.: Jindalee, Sutton Forest, W. de Beuzeville (NSW252801 n.v.); Herveys Ra. (sphalm. ‘Barker Ra.’), between Baldy and Peak Hill, E.Gordon (NSW78949 n.v.). A.C.T.: Ginninderra, 26 Aug. 1968, C.Burgess (CANB n.v.). Vic.: Bendigo Whipstick, c. 12 km N of Bendigo, B.R.Maslin 5849 (PERTH); between Benalla and Glenrowan, 19 km SW of Wangaratta, N.Hall H79/98 (NSW, PERTH).


Subsp. aspera is not sympatric with subsp. parviceps but the two occur as close as c. 40 km apart in a few localities.

FOA Reference

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


Revised by B.R.Maslin