Acacias of Australia

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Acacia blakei Pedley subsp. blakei




Distribution extends from Tia Falls in N.S.W. N to the Drummond Ra. in central Qld.


Phyllodes consistently narrowly to very narrowly elliptic. Spikes to 6 cm long. Bracteoles with a sparse to dense cover of red-brown papillae on the lamina. Flowers: sepal apices with distinctive red-brown papillae; calyx tube variably covered in white-hyaline hairs, being sparse to sometimes more dense and similar to the calyces of subsp. diphylla; ovary glabrous to tomentose.


Flowers Aug.–Oct.


Grows often on hillsides of sandy soils with gravel or rocks, in dry sclerophyll forest.


Qld: 16 miles [25.6 km] WSW of Mundubbera, L.Pedley 2893 (BRI, NSW); c. 40 miles [64 km] NNE of Tambo, Dividing Ra., L.Pedley 2808 (BRI, NSW). N.S.W.: 1.8 km NE of Sandy Hill, Bruxner Hwy, R.G.Coveny 5732 & N.Lander (A, AD, B, BRI, CANB, G, MEL, NSW, TL, UC, US, Z); Tia Falls, W.Forsyth (NSW).

FOA Reference

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


Dr M.D.Tindale and Dr P.G.Kodela with the assistance of M.Bedward, S.J.Davies, C.Herscovitch, D.A.Keith and/or D.A.Morrison