Acacias of Australia

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Acacia drepanocarpa F.Muell. subsp. drepanocarpa




Occurs in tropical Australia in northern Qld, the Barkly region N.T., and between Broome and Port Hedland, W.A.


Stipules 0.2–0.6 mm long. Phyllodes linear, (4.5–) 6–13 cm long, (1–) 1.5–3.5 mm wide, 20–50 x as long as broad, acute, with prominent midnerve and sometimes 1 or 2 parallel semiprominent nerves and 2–6 minor nerves; gland 0.5–22 mm above pulvinus.


Flowers May–Aug.


Grows on sandplains, in spinifex grassland, in red-brown sand and laterite soil.


W.A.: La Grange, F.Lullfitz 6218 (CANB, NSW, PERTH); 121 km N of Sandfire Roadhouse, B.R.Maslin 2697 (BRI, NSW, PERTH); N of Great Sandy Desert, Great Northern Hwy, c. La Grange Mission turnoff, I.V.Newman 660 (NSW). N.T.: 11 miles [17.6 km] NE of Alexandria Stn, R.A.Perry 1478 (CANB, DNA, NSW); 55 miles [88 km] NE of Creswell Stn, R.A.Perry 1677 (BRI, CANB, NSW, PERTH).


A specimen collected from Burra Ra., N Qld, May 1973, D.Hanger (NSW) is a doubtful record requiring further investigation.

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.Rogers

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