Acacias of Australia

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Acacia sclerophylla var. teretiuscula Maiden & Blakely




A poorly collected variety known only from a few localities between Bruce Rock and Lake Grace in south-western W.A.


Branchlets uncinate-puberulous (hairs very short, appressed to subappressed, abruptly curved upwards from base), sometimes almost glabrous. New shoots glabrous or very sparsely hairy, resinous. Stipules triangular, c. 0.5 mm long. Phyllodes linear, flat to terete, 20–45 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, glabrous or very sparsely uncinate-puberulous as on branchlets, with 3 (–5) whitish longitudinal nerves. Pods glabrous or sparsely appressed-hairy.


Grows in well-drained, light grey sand or brown clay loam in open shrub mallee woodland.


W.A.: between Bruce Rock and Lake Grace [precise locality withheld for conservation reasons], R.S.Cowan A751 & B.R.Maslin (BM, BRI, CANB, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH); loc. id., K.Newbey 1359 (CANB, K, MEL, MO, PERTH).

FOA Reference

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


R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin