Acacias of Australia

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Acacia crassa subsp. longicoma Pedley




Occurs in north-eastern Queensland between 22º and 25ºS. It has a more coastal distribution than subsp. crassa and is particularly common in the Monto–Gin Gin areas, but occurs sporadically from Eidsvold-Wandoan to Shoalwater Bay, fide L.Pedley, loc.cit.


Branchlets rather slender, angular or not, sparsely to densely pubescent but short, ±straight, patent soft hairs. Phyllodes shallowly to strongly falcate, glabrous or sparsely hairy near base (densely pubescent on young plants, fide L.Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 178 (1978), 10–17 cm long, (8–) 10–25 mm wide.


Common in eucalypt woodlands and open forests, varying from single trees to a dominant component of the understorey.


Racosperma crassum subsp. longicomum (Pedley) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2: 347 (1987). T: 6 km WNW of Gin Gin, Qld, Aug. 1973, L.Pedley 4080; holo: BRI; iso: A, CANB, K.Qld: 70.5 km from Biloela towards Monto, N.Hall H74/69 (FRI, NSW); c. 15 km E of Rockhampton, L.Pedley 4154A (BRI, CANB, K, MEL, NSW); 1.7 miles [2.7 km] W of Torilla HS, N.H.Speck 1722 (BRI, CANB, NSW).


The spikes are often less dense than in subsp. crassa.

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