Acacias of Australia

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Acacia penninervis Sieber ex DC. var. penninervis




Occurs predominantly on the Great Divide from Blackdown Tableland, Qld, S through N.S.W. and A.C.T. to Monument Ridge, Vic., with a outlier near Longwood, Vic.


Phyllodes oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, abruptly or gradually narrowed to an obtuse or acute apex, commonly ±straight, 5–10 (–16) cm long, (0.5–) 1–3 cm wide and l:w = 3–7, sometimes (especially Qld specimens) falcate, to 13 (–16) cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide and l:w = 7–15, thinly coriaceous; midrib infrequently contiguous with lower margin above the pulvinus. Raceme axes and peduncles glabrous.


Qld: 50 km ENE of Chinchilla, L.Pedley 2779 (BRI). N.S.W.: 0.6 km S of Dubbo on Newell Hwy, T.Tame 1518 (NSW, PERTH). A.C.T.: E slope of Black Mtn, R.Pullen 10287 (CANB, PERTH). Vic.: 4.5 km by road E of Monument Ridge, A.C.Beauglehole 37696 (MEL); Hume Hwy, c. 1 km NE of 80 mile post between Avenel and Creighton, 4 June 1962, J.H.Willis & A.B.Court (MEL).


Closely related to A. sporadica.

Geographic patterns of variation, especially in Qld and northern N.S.W., requires further study, see above description and L.Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 269 (1980).

FOA Reference

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


Minor edits by J.Reid & J.Rogers