Acacias of Australia

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Acacia blakei subsp. diphylla (Tindale) Pedley




Occurs in N.S.W. near Wollomombi Falls and Hillgrove on the Northern Tablelands, NNW of Gloucester on the North Coast, and extending southwards to the Coxs R. and Lake Yarrunga; also in south-eastern Qld S of the Ipswich area.


Phyllodes elliptic when immature (not occurring in subsp. blakei), and narrowly to very narrowly elliptic when mature. Spikes rarely longer than 4 cm. Bracteoles without red-brown papillae on the lamina or if present only sparsely so. Flowers: calyx (mainly tube) ±densely covered in white-hyaline hairs, rarely with sparse red-brown papillae on apices; ovary distinctively pubescent at apex and base, usually glabrous in middle.


Flowers Aug.–Nov.


Grows usually in shale- or slate-derived soils, common in woodland fringing gorges and on hillsides, often in association with Eucalyptus tereticornis and E. melliodora.


Qld: Mt Maroon, SW of Rathdowney, A.R.Bean 6669 (BRI n.v., CANB n.v., NSW); Amiens, Sow and Pigs, L.Pedley 4952 (BRI n.v., CANB n.v., DNA n.v., K n.v., MEL n.v., MO n.v., NSW, PERTH n.v., PR n.v.). N.S.W.: Bakers Ck Falls, R.G.Coveny 3927 & K.Thurtell (A, AD, BRI, CANB, K, L, LE, MEL, NSW, PERTH, RSA, U, UC, USA); 22.3 km NNW of Gloucester on Giro Rd, K.Thurtell & R.G.Coveny 3810 (AD, BRI, CANB, CHR, K, L, MEL, NSW, PERTH, US); edge of Hillgrove Gorge, c. 17 miles [27.2 km] SE of Armidale, Oct. 1964, J.B.Williams (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