Acacias of Australia

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Acacia sp. Gerang Gerung (M.G.Corrick 6451) Vic. Herbarium




Confined to far western Vic.


Spreading shrub 1–2 m high and about the same across. Branchlets densely appressed puberulous, ribs obscure. Phyllodes shallowly to moderately incurved, terete to compressed or ± flat, (1.5–) 2–4 (–6) cm long, c. 1 mm wide, innocuous or ±coarsely pungent, mucronate with a centric or excentric point, occasionally subuncinate, sparsely appressed puberulous or sometimes glabrous; 8-nerved, the nerves mostly raised (with a longitudinal groove in between) when dry; gland basal, obscure. Inflorescences simple or vestigial racemes c. 1 mm long; peduncles (1–) 2 (–3) mm long, tomentulose; basal bract persistent or caducous; heads globular, 10–15-flowered, golden, ±resinous. Flowers 5-merous. Pods submoniliform, strongly curved to ±tightly coiled, 2–3 mm wide, firmly chartaceous to thinly coriaceous, appressed puberulous. Seeds longitudinal.


Vic.: Gerang Gerung, M.G.Corrick 6451 (MEL); near Coker Dam, 29 Sept. 1895, F.M.Reader s.n. (MEL 500655).


Characterized by its 8-nerved, sparsely hairy or glabrous phyllodes that are terete to ±flat, very short, tomentulose peduncles, few-flowered, small heads and strongly curved to tightly coiled, thin-textured pods. Closely resembling A. rigens which is distinguished most reliably by having more numerous phyllode nerves which are not or scarcely raised when dry.

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