Acacias of Australia

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Acacia mucronata subsp. dependens (Hook.f.) Court




Occurs in woodlands and montane regions principally in north-western, western and central Tas., and in places forms dominant closed forests, especially in the west of the State including King Is.


Shrub less than 1 m high, low, sprawling and tangled at higher altitudes, or a graceful dense tree to 8 m in the lowlands. Phyllodes oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, mostly 1.5–6.5 cm long, 3–11 mm wide with l:w = 3–7; anastomosing nerves few; gland absent.


Tas.: Hounslow Heath near Cradle Mtn, 14 Nov. 1965, M.E.Phillips s.n. (CANB); Lake St Clair, E.Gauba 529 (CANB).


The differences between subsp. dependens and subsp. mucronata are not clear and subsequent reassessment of them might show that the former should be regarded as an extreme form of the latter. It is characterised principally by its shorter and broader phyllodes commonly with prominently anastomosing nerves and it seems to prefer subalpine and montane habitats.

FOA Reference

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