Acacias of Australia

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Acacia eremophila W.Fitzg. var. eremophila




Widespread and scattered from Wubin (c. 20 km due N of Dalwallinu) and Kondinin E to near Menzies (c. 125 km due NNW of Kalgoorlie), Kitchener (c. 160 km due NNE of Balladonia) and Balladonia, W.A.


Shrub 0.4–2 m high. Phyllodes 2–6 cm long but most commonly 2.5–4.5 cm long, 0.6–1 mm diam. Peduncles 1–2 mm long, glabrous to sparsely puberulous, with red resin-hairs present or absent, rarely densely tomentulose; heads less than 20-flowered. Pods straight, 2–5 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, glabrous or with red resin-hairs. Seeds elliptic.


Usually grows in sand or loam, predominantly in low eucalypt woodland and mallee or mixed shrubland.


W.A.: 29 km N of Kondinin towards Narembeen, B.R.Maslin 3423 (CANB, K, PERTH); 3.5 km S of Wubin on road to Dalwallinu, B.R.Maslin 4974 (CANB, K, PERTH); near Lake Dundas, I.V.Newman 771 (NSW, PERTH); 33 km W of Balladonia on Eyre Hwy, M.H.Simmons 1160 (PERTH); 5 km W of Kitchener, J.Taylor 545, M.D.Crisp & R.Jackson (NSW, PERTH).


The phyllode apex is straight instead of deflexed in populations from the Peak Charles–Dundas area, S and SW of Norseman (e.g. I.V.Newman 771, PERTH). A collection by C.A.Gardner from Bendering (NSW, PERTH) is unusual in having densely tomentulose peduncles.

Acacia papulosa is similar to the typical variety.

FOA Reference

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 11A (2001), 11B (2001) and 12 (1998), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia