Acacias of Australia

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Acacia plectocarpa subsp. tanumbirinensis (Maiden) Pedley




Predominently in the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the N.T. and near Westmoreland, Qld, close to the N.T. border.


Phyllodes linear, straight, 9.5–19 cm long, 1.5–3.5 (–7) mm wide; nerves with midnerve more prominent than the rest; pulvinus 0.8–1.6 mm long. Spikes pale yellow or yellow, 3.5–5 mm wide. Calyx 0.5–0.7 mm long. Pods 5–8 mm wide. Seeds oblique; funicle folded twice.


Flowers Apr.–July.


Grows on rocky hills or near watercourses in sandy alluvium.


N.T.: 1 mile [1.6 km] NE [of] Borroloola on road to Bing Bong Stn, N.H.Henry 163 (BRI, DNA, MEL, NSW, PERTH); Cox R. Crossing, Roper Bar to Borroloola road, G.J.Leach 3320 (BRI, DNA, MEL, NSW, PERTH). Qld: 16 Mile Ck, 22 km from Westmoreland on road to Corinda, B.K.Simon & T.Farrell 3109 (BRI).

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 B.R.Maslin & J.Rogers

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