Acacias of Australia

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Acacia buxifolia subsp. pubiflora Pedley




Scattered in the ranges of eastern Australia from Mt Playfair near Tambo, Qld, S to near Tenterfield, N.S.W.


Shrub to 3.5 m high. Branchlets occasionally pruinose. Phyllodes oblanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, mostly 1.5–4.5 cm long, 4–9 (–11) mm wide, obtuse, rarely subacute, grey to glaucous; glands sometimes 2, never absent. Racemes 2–4.5 cm long, sometimes to 8 cm in N.S.W.; axes and peduncles glabrous, sometimes sparsely appressed white-hairy in N.S.W.; heads 17–29-flowered; bracteoles ±black, more obvious in mature buds than in subsp. buxifolia. Calyx c. 1/2 length of corolla, with tube puberulous; petal apices often brown to ±black. Pods (few seen) 7–8 mm wide.


Normally grows on sandstone or gravelly clay or loam in open forest.


Qld: Mt Playfair, 1890, Mrs Biddulph s.n. (MEL104105); Stanthorpe District, Severn R. Falls, 26 Aug. 1973, W.J.F.McDonald s.n. (BRI). N.S.W.: 23.3 km by road SSE of Bonshaw, R.Coveny 6644 & P.Hind (A n.v., AD n.v., B n.v., BRI, CANB, G n.v., MEL, NSW, NY n.v., PERTH).


May superficially resemble A. amoena which is readily distinguished by phyllodes with 2–4 exserted glands, heads 6–12-flowered, sepals free to c. 1/2-united and seeds encircled by a red-brown funicle.

FOA Reference

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



Minor edits by B.R.Maslin, J.Reid & J.Rogers