Acacias of Australia

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Acacia mucronata Willd. ex H.L.Wendl. subsp. mucronata




Occurs principally in woodlands and forests of north-central, eastern, south-eastern and southern Tas., rarely in the south-west.


Shrub or small tree, 1.5–15 m high; phyllodes narrowly oblong to linear, oblong-oblanceolate or linear-oblanceolate, mostly 5–8 cm long and 2–5 mm wide with l: w = 10–25; anastomosing nerves absent or few; gland absent.


Tas.: 6.4 km N of Frankford, J.H.Hemsley 6302 (MEL); Gorge, Launceston, 26 Oct. 1943, W.M.Curtis s.n. (HO); Tasman Peninsula, 14 Oct. 1962, D.W.Shoobridge s.n. (CANB).


Appears to be a link between subsp. longifolia and subsp. dependens but differs from the former in its shorter and usually narrower phyllodes and from the latter by its longer phyllodes and much more obscure venation. Geographical boundaries are difficult to define but subsp. longifolia seems to be mostly confined to Victoria and subsp. dependens is confined to Tas., principally to the north-western and north-central parts of the State and it also extends to the central and north-western highlands.

FOA Reference

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