Acacias of Australia

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Acacia everistii Pedley




An uncommon species occurring from near Brovinia NW to the Expedition Ra. on the Blackdown Tableland, Qld.


Sparingly branched shrub to 3 (–5) m high, closely allied to A. jucunda but differing mainly in the following ways. Branchlets and phyllodes usually glabrous and sometimes not pruinose. Gland prominent but not or scarcely exserted beyond margin, 5–22 mm above pulvinus. Raceme axes and peduncles glabrous.


Grows in sand or sandy loam on sandstone, in Eucalyptus forest or open woodland.


Qld: 13.9 km N of Auburn Stn on Eidsvold road., M.E.Ballingall 2128 (BRI, PERTH); 14 km by road NE of Monogoorilby towards Mundaberra, R.Coveny 6829 & P.Hind (A n.v., AD n.v., BRI, K n.v., CANB n.v., L n.v., MEL n.v., NSW, PERTH, UC n.v., US n.v.); 33.7 km SE of Bedourie, N.H.Speck 1853 (BRI, CANB n.v., NSW); Expedition Ra., Blackdown Tableland, near top of Rainbow Falls, I.R.Telford 5687 (BRI).


Also related to A. semirigida.

In the field A. everistii and A. jucunda are rarely confused because A. jucunda is normally a larger, much more branched plant usually found in finer textured soils, fide L.Pedley, loc. cit.

Occasional specimens from the Blackdown Tableland have shorter than normal racemes (0.5-2 cm long), fide L.Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 279 (1980) (e.g. R.J.Henderson 930 et al., BRI, NSW). Gland position suggests that M.E.Ballingall 2128 is A. everistii, but this specimen is unusual in having sparsely hirtellous branchlets (hair length similar to the type of A. jucunda) and in being more conspicuously pruinose than most other collections of this species.

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