Acacias of Australia

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Acacia holotricha Pedley




Known only from the type locality and 200 km further N in the Duaringa area, south-eastern Qld.


Shrub or tree 5–10 m high, generally velvety-villous throughout. Branchlets ribbed, dark coloured. Stipules linear or widely ovate, 3–6 mm long, ±indurate. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic, (8–) 12–17 cm long, (2–) 3.6–6 cm wide, unequal at base, acute at apex; indumentum sometimes sparse; midrib prominent and contiguous with lower margin for c. 5 mm above the prominent pulvinus; lateral nerves prominent and openly anastomosing; gland 3–19 mm above pulvinus. Inflorescences 7–10-headed racemes; raceme axes 3–9 cm long; peduncles 2–6 mm long, stout in fruit; heads globular, c. 50-flowered. Flowers 5-merous; sepals c. 2/3‑united; petals appressed-puberulous at apices. Pods linear, rounded over seeds and slightly constricted between them, to 18 cm long, 5–9 mm wide, thinly coriaceous. Seeds longitudinal, fide protologue.


Qld: Duaringa, F.C.Epps 137 (BRI); Parish of Eastbrook, Rockhampton District, 14 Nov. 1979, P.Pulsford (BRI).


Resembles the A. bancroftiorum × A. macradenia hybrids, which are distinguished by their sparser indumentum.

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 J.Rogers