Acacias of Australia

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Acacia sp. Goodlands (B.R.Maslin 7761) WA Herbarium




Seemingly rare and currently known only from a small area in the north-central wheatbelt region of south-western W.A., NE of Kalannie.


Multi-stemmed, rounded shrub 0.3–1 m high, crown dense with foliage extending to ground. Branchlets minutely appressed puberulous at extremities, hairs embedded in resin and obscure. Phyllodes erect, straight to shallowly incurved, terete, 2–5 cm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., abruptly narrowed to a minute, innocuous point, dull green, ±glabrous; longitudinal nerves numerous, resinous, ±plane and clearly broader than the darker coloured internerve spaces. Inflorescences simple; heads globular, sessile (peduncles to 2 mm long when in fruit), 15–20-flowered, bright light golden, showy; buds resinous. Flowers 5 merous; sepals united. Pods linear to sub-moniliform, 3–5 cm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, resinous. Seeds longitudinal, 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, slightly shiny, yellow-brown mottled dark brown; aril conspicuous, bright yellow.


W.A.: NE of Kalannie [precise locality withheld for conservation reasons], E.Hudson 76 (PERTH) and B.R.Maslin 7761 (PERTH).


The taxonomic status of this poorly known taxon requires further study. It appears to be related to A. resinosa which is most readily distinguished by its taller stature, longer peduncles, generally longer phyllodes and white arils.

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