Acacias of Australia

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Acacia deanei (R.T.Baker) M.B.Welch, Coombs & McGlynn subsp. deanei

Common Name

Deane’s Wattle




Occurs in the drier inland parts of southern Qld as far N as Gregory Springs Stn, widespread in central N.S.W. S to Yanco and W to Louth, rare in Vic. where it is only recorded from the Chiltern area.


Branchlets densely appressed-puberulous to subglabrous. Leaves: petiole mostly 0.5–1.5 cm long; rachis with 1 or 2 (–3) interjugary glands often present between some pairs of pinnae or sometimes absent; pinnae 3–12 pairs, mostly 1–3.5 cm long; pinnules (1–) 1.5–5 mm long, 0.5–1.1 (–1.3) mm wide, puberulous especially beneath, with upper pinnules mostly obtuse at apex. Calyx shortly lobed, with ribs of tube glabrous or tomentose. Corolla usually golden-puberulous towards apices of petals or sometimes glabrous.


Flowers throughout the year, especially Mar.–Aug.; fruits mostly Oct.–Feb.


Grows on red soil plains, often near watercourses, in gullies or on stony hillsides, in woodland or open forest, in a variety of soils.


Qld: 8.1 km S of Warwick, S.L.Everist & L.J.Webb 1256 (BRI, NSW); 74 km N of Goondiwindi towards Moonie, M.D.Tindale 678 (BRI, NSW). N.S.W.: Pilliga Scrub, Kenebri, 7 Mar. 1957, E.F.Constable s.n. (BM, K, L, NSW, US); 3.2 km W of Caragabel, M.D.Tindale s.n. (NSW63768); 8.1 km W of West Wyalong, M.D.Tindale s.n. (NSW63795). Vic.: Midlands, Chiltern Regional Park, c. 5 km N of Chiltern, Mt Pleasant road, E.Collins 3 & S.Jessup (MEL n.v.).


Acacia deanei subsp. deanei possibly hybridizes with A. glaucocarpa in the Barakula State Forest, Qld. (N.B.Byrnes 4082, BRI, MEL n.v., PR n.v, PRE n.v.).

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

M.D.Tindale, P.G.Kodela