Acacias of Australia

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Acacia torticarpa C.A.Gardner ex R.S.Cowan & Maslin




A poorly collected species known only at and near Yorkrakine and near South Kumminin, c. 120 km SE of Yorkrakine in south-western W.A.


Shrub (?). Branchlets strongly sulcate, villous-tomentose. Stipules persistent, caudate-subulate, 3–4 mm long, tomentose. Phyllodes patent to inclined, narrowly linear to oblanceolate-linear or elliptic-linear, ±incurved, 3.5–5.5 cm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, acute, mucronate early, coriaceous, villous-tomentose at first, ±glabrescent, with 6 raised distant nerves, of which 3 or 4 are more strongly raised; gland 1, 1–3.5 mm above base. Inflorescences simple, 2 per axil; peduncles absent or very short, tomentose; 4 bract-like bracteoles at base of head; heads globular, 5 mm diam., 17- or 18-flowered. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 1/2–2/3-united; petals puberulous. Pods flexuose-linear, ±20 mm long, 2 mm wide, coriaceous, villous-tomentose. Seeds longitudinal, oval to elliptic, 1.5–2 mm long, glossy, tan; aril apical.


W.A.: E of South Kumminin, C.A.Gardner 9485 (NSW, PERTH).


Most similar to A. caesariata which has broader phyllodes, pedunculate heads and glabrous petals.

FOA Reference

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