Acacias of Australia

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




Occurs in Vic. where it is most common in the ranges to the N and NE of Melbourne, but with scattered occurrences W to the vicinity of Ballarat; also in N.S.W. near Mt Tayar, about 30 km SE of Rylestone. Early Victorian records from Orbost, near Seymour, Bacchus Marsh and the Grampian Ra. have not been confirmed with recent collections, see B.R.Maslin and D.Murphy (l.c.) for discussion.


Shrub 2–5 m tall. Phyllodes mostly (40–) 70–140 mm long, (6–) 8–15 (–18) mm wide; with 1 prominent longitudinal nerve, the lateral nerves few to numerous, often quite evident and distally coalescing to form a fine, continuous but uneven intra-marginal nerve on one or both sides of the phyllode; gland (0–) 2–8 mm above the pulvinus, often clearly elongated and 1–2 mm long. Peduncles 3–5 (–7) mm long, moderately to very densely puberulous with straight, appressed or sub-appressed hairs; basal peduncular bract early caducous, c. 1.5 mm long; bracteoles usually scarcely visible in mature buds being over-topped by the flowers (but slightly exserted in the third and fourth variants), spathulate, usually c. 1 mm long and equal in length to calyx (c. 2 mm long and exceeding the calyx, but shorter than the corolla in the third variant), the laminae shorter than or ±equal to length of claws and acute or short-acuminate.


Flowers Aug.–Oct.; fruits Jan.–Feb.


Generally found in the understorey of damp Eucalyptus woodland or forest.

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