Acacias of Australia

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Acacia leprosa var. graveolens Maslin & D.J.Murphy




Occurs along the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia from SE Queensland (Stanthorpe), then the Mt Werong area east of Sydney, N.S.W., with scattered occurrences further south in N.S.W to NE of Melbourne in Vic; also occurs in Tas.


Often somewhat spindly shrub (1–) 2–6 m tall, sometimes (in Tas.) trees to 8 m tall. Phyllodes normally (40–) 50–110 mm long and (5–) 7–20 (–30), occasionally 30–40 mm long and 3–4 mm wide in Tasmania; with 2 longitudinal nerves, the nerves of equal prominence or the adaxial one slightly less pronounced than the abaxial one; lateral nerves obscure or quite evident; gland usually at distal end of pulvinus, ±circular to oblong and c. 0.5 mm long. Peduncles (3–) 4–8 (–11) mm long, normally sub-glabrous to moderately appressed to sub-appressed hairy (occasionally interspersed with a few patent hairs), sometimes densely appressed-hairy, rarely hairs patent; basal peduncular bract early caducous, 1–2 mm long. Bracteoles not or scarcely visible in mature buds being over-topped by the flowers, spathulate, 1 (–1.5) mm long (equal to, or slightly exceeding, length of calyx), the laminae ±equal to length of claws and acute, sometimes acuminate.


Flowers Aug.–Nov.; fruits Dec.–Mar.


Grows in tall Eucalyptus forest.

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Flora of Australia Project