Acacias of Australia

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Acacia drepanocarpa subsp. latifolia Pedley




Occurs in W.A. between 18ºS and 20º51'S, in the N.T. between 14º40'S and 19ºS and 129ºE and 134ºE, but also N to Katherine and SW to ‘Soudan’, extending into northern parts of the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts in those States; in Qld only recorded from Pilpah Hills, Burke District (c. 50 km E of N.T. border).


Stipules 0.5–1.0 mm long. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic to ±narrowly oblanceolate, (3–) 4–7.5 cm long, 4–10 (–12) mm wide, 5–20 ´ as long as broad, subacute to obtuse and mucronate, with 3 (–5) raised main longitudinal nerves; minor nerves subprominent, occasionally anastomosing; gland 0.2–2 mm above pulvinus.


Flowers Mar.–Aug.


Grows in red, sandy soils, on laterite or sandstone, on gravelly plains, in eucalypt woodland, low scrub or shrub-grassland, often with spinifex.


W.A.: 32 km W of Louisa Downs HS, J.R.Maconochie 1155 (DNA, NSW, PERTH); Carranya Stn camping area, P.G.Wilson 861 & R.Rowe (NSW, PERTH, Z). N.T.: 10 miles [16 km] [from] South Daly Waters, N.Byrnes 1595 (DNA, NSW); 105 km E [of] Top Springs, G.P.Guymer 659 (NE, NSW). Qld: Pilpah Hills, ‘Barkly Downs’, L.Pedley 1078 (BRI).

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 B.R.Maslin & J.Rogers