Acacias of Australia

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Acacia dacrydioides Tindale




Occurs in W.A. near Kalumburu Mission, King Edward R. District.


Shrub 2–2.5 m high, arching, spreading. Branchlets terete, fawn to red-brown, villous. Phyllodes linear, subterete, 0.6–1.3 cm long, 0.2–0.5 mm wide, with fine and often bent apical mucro 1–2 mm long, minutely tuberculate, sparsely villous; midnerve median and groove-like; gland 1, minute, basal. Spikes 0.8–2.2 cm long. Flowers 5-merous; calyx c. 1.5 mm long, dissected 1/3–1/2, with apices sparsely villous; corolla 1–2 mm long, deeply dissected into strongly nerved petals, glabrous or sparsely villous near apex; ovary sparsely villous. Pods submoniliform, 6–8 cm long, 3–4 (–5) mm wide, glabrous, with dark red-brown longitudinally ribbed valves; margins unthickened. Seeds longitudinal.


Flowers Mar. & May.


Grows amongst sandstone rocks, on quartzite ridges amongst boulders in mixed woodland or on river banks in deep sand.


It is allied to A. kelleri, A. chrysochaeta and A. willingii which also occur in remote northern areas of W.A.

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

Minor edits by J.Reid & J.Rogers