Acacias of Australia

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Acacia dolichophylla Maslin

Common Name

Chewings Range Wattle




Known only from Chewings Ra., southern N.T.


Bushy shrub 3–4 m high. Branchlets finely ribbed, appressed-puberulous, glabrescent except at nodes. Phyllodes narrowly linear, 12–19 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, delicately acuminate and innocuous, not rigid, with appressed brown resin-hairs at first, glabrescent, with 3 distant raised nerves. Inflorescences 1–5-headed racemes, sometimes appearing simple; raceme axes 0.5–2 mm long, appressed-puberulous; peduncles 9–13 mm long, glabrous to appressed-puberulous; heads globular, ±4.5 mm diam., ±25-flowered, pale yellow to light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods linear, flat, slightly raised over and irregularly constricted between seeds, to 10 cm long, 5–7 mm wide, ±chartaceous, glabrescent; margins thickened. Seeds longitudinal, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 4–4.5 mm long; funicle filiform, gradually thickening to a slight aril.


Grows in steep sheltered gullies in schistose hills.


N.T.: Chewings Ra., P.K.Latz 6642 (PERTH); Ormiston Pound, 14 July 1975, J.Wauchope s.n. (DNA).


Related to A. tenuior, which differs, perhaps only infraspecifically, in its terete phyllodes. Superficially resembling A. praelongata and A. estrophiolata.

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

R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin