Acacias of Australia

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Acacia eremophiloides Pedley & P.I.Forst.




Geographically restricted to an area of 4–5 hectares in south-eastern Qld, S of Mundubbera.


Glabrous resinous shrub to 2.5 m high. Branchlets slender. Phyllodes patent to erect, linear, shallowly incurved, (3–) 4–6.5 cm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, l:w = 15–25, narrowed towards base, obtuse-mucronulate, coriaceous; midrib and margins quite prominent; lateral nerves obscure, ±parallel to midrib; gland obscure, 0.5–1.5 mm above pulvinus, with another at base of mucro. Inflorescences simple, 1 or 2 per axil; peduncles 8–10 mm long, ebracteate at base; heads globular, 20–30-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united. Pods linear, convex over seeds, to 8 cm long, 3.5–5 mm wide, cinnamon brown. Seeds longitudinal, 3.3 mm long; funicle folded below the oblique aril.


Grows on a granite outcrop between 460–550 m alt.


No specimens cited due to species’ rarity.


A member of the ‘A. johnsonii group’ and distinguished from its close relatives, A. gnidium, A. hockingsii and A. ixodes by its phyllode proportions. Further distinguished from A. ixodes by non-tuberculate phyllode margins and normally narrower pods.

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