Acacias of Australia

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Acacia irrorata subsp. velutinella Tindale




Endemic to the North Coast, N.S.W., from the Border Loop S to Gloucester.


Tree to 10 m high. Bark smooth, green or black with grey streaks. Young foliage-tips dark yellow or orange. Branchlets with tubercles on the ridges only present on very young plants. Leaf petioles and rachises tomentulose with crisped white or yellow hairs and with dark brown saccate jugary glands (with large orifices) at uppermost 1–4 pairs and sometimes lowest pair of pinnae; pinnules sparsely clothed with crisped white, fawn or yellow hairs on lower surface and margins. Corolla dissected to 1/2. Pods non-scabrous, slightly tuberculate, with scattered crisped hairs.


Flowers mainly Dec.–Mar.


Grows in open or tall open forest, rainforest margins, along watercourses or in swampy land.


N.S.W.: Gill’s Ck Kempsey, E.F.Constable 4922 (NSW); between Coramba and Ulong, A.Floyd s.n. (NSW53516); Colombatti State Forest, c. 32.2 km direct NW of Kempsey, A.T.Johnson & L.A.S.Johnson 8391 (CANB, K, NSW, NY); 70.8 km NW of Grafton, M.D.Tindale s.n. & D.R.Brooks (NSW); Bellinger R. Bridge, Urunga, M.D.Tindale s.n. (NSW8149).

FOA Reference

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


M.D.Tindale, P.G.Kodela