Acacias of Australia

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Acacia cyperophylla F.Muell. ex Benth. var. cyperophylla

Common Name

Creekline Miniritchi, Red Mulga, Minni Ritchi, Mineritchie




Widespread in arid areas of W.A., N.T., S.A. and Qld, from 22ºS to 29ºS, and 135ºE to 143ºE.


Branchlets spreading-erect; phyllodes ±erect, rigid, terete to subterete, rarely flat; pods 5–16 cm long, 4–9 (–11) mm wide.


Flowers May–Dec., sporadic probably after good rains.


Grows usually in dry or cracking clay, stony soils or sand, often along watercourses, in grassland or open woodlands.


W.A.: near Byro HS turnoff, Mullewa–Gascoyne road, B.R.Maslin 5173 (NSW, PERTH). N.T.: Kelly Ck, Tobermorey, G.Chippendale (NSW, NT1793). S.A.: Warinna, May 1891, R.Helms (NSW); N of Innamincka Stn, P.L.Milthorpe 3758 & G.H.Cunningham (NSW); N of Macumba Dam, D.E.Symon 9153 (ADW, CANB, K, L, NSW). Qld: c. 64 km SW of Winton, I.V.Newman 498 (BRI, NSW); 79 km E of Birdsville, J.Pickard 1766 (NSW).


The phyllodes are more rigid than those of var. omearana, as well as being ±erect and borne on spreading branchlets.

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

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