Acacias of Australia

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Acacia lanigera A.Cunn. var. lanigera




Locally common from the Coonabarabran region, N.S.W., S to between Pine Mtn and Mt Pilot near Beechworth, Vic.; also A.C.T. near Queanbeyan.


Branchlets densely tomentulose to velutinous with patent hairs. Phyllodes commonly oblong-elliptic and straight to shallowly incurved or shallowly recurved, 3–6 (–8) cm long, 4–11 mm wide, sharply pungent with anastomoses few to numerous; gland (2–) 3–13 mm above pulvinus. Peduncles 2–5 mm long, glabrous to moderately hairy; flower-heads 6.5 mm diam., 6–7 mm long.


Found in open eucalypt forest, on shale and granite hills, in shallow stony or sandy soils.


N.S.W.: 20.8 km from Bathurst on Fremantle road, E.F.Constable 4735 (NSW, PERTH); 3.1 km from centre of Coonabarabran town towards Baradine, N.Hall H78/14 (NSW, PERTH). A.C.T.: Black Mtn, 13 km W of Queanbeyan, R.H.Cambage 3084 (NSW). Vic.: base of N slope of Pine Mtn, M.G.Corrick 5984 (MEL, PERTH).


Another specimen, collected from between Tiltaldra and Walwa, Vic. (Anon., 24 Feb. 1957, NSW222600), has atypically long and wide phyllodes, which resemble those of A. venulosa. However, it is clearly A. lanigera var. lanigera on account of its strongly curved pods, acute to acuminate bracteoles and glabrous peduncles.

FOA Reference

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


Edited by B.R.Maslin

R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin