Acacias of Australia

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Acacia leiocalyx (Domin) Pedley subsp. leiocalyx




Widespread in Qld where it extends from S of Mackay (inland to about 146°E) to north-eastern N.S.W.; also the Sydney and Narrabri districts in N.S.W.


Phyllodes 7–12 (–18) cm long, (10–) 12–25 (–35) mm wide, 4–9 times as long as wide.


Flowers mid-Apr.–July in coastal Qld; late Apr.–Aug. in inland Qld; (May–) June–Sept. in N.S.W.


Grows in eucalypt forest, woodland and heaths, in sandy or clayey soils.


Qld: on Ban Ban Springs–Gayndah road, 72 km by road from Biggenden towards Gayndah, S.J.Davies 59 & J.M.Powell (AD, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH); 4 miles [6.4 km] WNW of Chinchilla, M.D.Tindale 716 (AD, CANB, K, NSW). N.S.W.: 3.7 km S of Corindi, R.G.Coveny 4261 & J.Armstrong (A, AD, BRI, CANB, G, L, MEL, NSW, TNS, UC, US); 2.4 km SE of Kempsey, K.Thurtell & R.G.Coveny 3835 (A, AD, CANB, CHR, K, L, LE, MEL, PERTH, RSA, U, US).


Subspecies leiocalyx differs from subsp. herveyensis in having generally broader phyllodes and (at least in coastal Qld areas where subsp. herveyensis occurs) flowers earlier in the season.

FOA Reference

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


Dr M.D.Tindale and Dr P.G.Kodela with the assistance of M.Bedward, S.J.Davies, C.Herscovitch, D.A.Keith and/or D.A.Morrison, B.R.Maslin