Acacias of Australia

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Acacia longiphyllodinea Maiden

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Occurs in south-western W.A. from the Geraldton district inland to Yalgoo and S to Bencubbin.


Shrub 1.8–4 m high, open, wiry, glabrous. Stems numerous, striate, pruinose. Bark of older shrubs fissured at base, dark grey. Branchlets slightly flattened towards apices, brown, often pruinose. Phyllodes continuous with branchlets, rigidly erect, linear, terete, 15–45 cm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., apices coarsely pungent, coriaceous, multistriate, with nerves close together. Spikes 1 or 2 in axils, 3–4 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, very dense, golden. Peduncles 5–20 mm long, stout. Flowers 5-merous. Pods linear, flat, straight-sided or slightly constricted between seeds, straight or slightly curved, 5–15 cm long, 3.5–5 mm wide, light brown. Seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4 mm long, dark brown.


Flowers Aug.–Sept.


Grows on the sand-plains in low eucalypt woodland.


W.A.: Geraldton, E.Ashby 2507 (NSW); 17.3 miles [c. 27.9 km] NW of Coorow on Geraldton Hwy, M.D.Tindale 2672 (K, NSW, PERTH); 12.7 miles [c. 20.4 km] SE of Wilroy Siding, M.D.Tindale 2764 (NSW).


Related to A. lasiocalyx; superficially similar to A. stanleyi.

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

Minor edits by B.R.Maslin, J.Reid & J.Rogers