Acacias of Australia

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Acacia flavipila var. ovalis R.S.Cowan & Maslin




Confined to Quairading–Kulin–Gibb Rock (N of Hyden) area in south-western W.A. with one outlying population between Cadoux and Kokardine, c. 150 km N of Quairading.


Shrub with phyllode bases and often the nerves, branchlet apices and inflorescences obviously resinous. Phyllodes widely elliptic to elliptic, mostly 1–1.5 cm long, 6–9 mm wide, mostly less than twice as long as wide, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Bracteoles quadrate-ovate, short-pedicellate, not exserted in buds.


Grows in well drained sand or more often clay loam, in open shrubland on open undulating terrain.


W.A.: 4 km from Cadoux towards Kalannie, R.J.Cumming 1867 (CANB, PERTH); 3.2 km S of Gnarming on road to Kulin, B R.Maslin 522 (BRI, PERTH); 24 km N of Bulyee, K.Newbey 3425 (PERTH); 64 km SSW of Marvel Loch, K.Newbey 8431 (PERTH).

FOA Reference

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


R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin