Acacias of Australia

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Acacia huegelii Benth.




Occurs from the Moore R. S to Collie and Yallingup, and further S from Northcliffe and Kendenup, south-western W.A.


Erect or semiprostrate multistemmed shrub normally 0.3–0.4 m high. Branchlets pubescent or glabrous. Stipules setaceous, 2–4 mm long, erect. Phyllodes dimidiate, broadest near or above the middle with the adaxial margin conspicuously rounded, 7–16 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, acuminate, pungent, commonly shallowly recurved, with indumentum as on branchlets except sparser; midrib prominent, intersecting adaxial margin below cusp; gland obscure, 0–1 mm above pulvinus. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles 6–12 (–16) mm long, pubescent or glabrous; heads globular, 20–35-flowered, cream or white; bracteoles narrow, acuminate, exserted in buds. Calyx absent; petals 5, rarely 6, 1-nerved. Pods ±flat, curved, to 40 mm long, 3.5–5 mm wide, coriaceous, red-brown, coarsely striate, hirtellous. Seeds oblong, 4 mm long, mottled; aril terminal, conical, whitish.


Flowers during summer months.


Grows in sand in Banksia or Eucalyptus woodland or open forest; W of Northcliffe it grows in interdunal swales with Kunzea sp. and Agonis flexuosa.


W.A.: Northcliffe area, A.Annels 1856 (Manjimup Regional Herbarium); Yallingup, Dec. 1930, W.E.Blackall s.n. (PERTH); Wooroloo, M.Koch 1815 (LY, NSW, P, PERTH, W); Lake Banganup, Jandakot area, B.R.Maslin 1391 (PERTH).


Closely allied to A. forrestiana. Phyllodes of some forms resemble A. imparilis.

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