Acacias of Australia

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Acacia assimilis S.Moore subsp. assimilis




Common from Mullewa SSE to near Lake Biddy (which is c. 45 km due NE of Lake Grace) and E to near Coolgardie and Norseman in south-western W.A.


Phyllodes mostly 5–9.5 cm long, 0.8–1.3 mm diam., commonly light or bright green; pulvinus slender, cylindrical. Flower-heads mostly 30–40-flowered; bracteoles dark with at least apex well-exserted. Sepals more than 1/2 as long as the 1/2–2/3-united petals.


Grows in mallee heath and scrub, on wet, low-lying areas on hillocks and mountain slopes, in grey to yellow and brown sand or clay to sandy clay, often gravelly, to reddish granitic loam, overlying laterite or granite.


W.A.: 16 km E of Mullewa, R.J.Cumming 1934 (BRI, MEL, NSW, PERTH); Bendering, C.A.Gardner 9461 (CANB, G, NY, PERTH); 16 km W of Moorine Rock, B.R.Maslin 3201 (AD, NSW, PERTH); Stennet Rock, c. 48 km SSW of Norseman, K.Newbey 7679.

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