Acacias of Australia

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Acacia verticillata subsp. ovoidea (Benth.) Court




Widespread in damp places in heathlands and woodlands ranging from Mt Remarkable, Kangaroo Is., southern Mt Lofty Ranges and the far SE in S.A., along the southern coastal regions of Vic. to Wilsons Promontory and E of Orbost with occurrences in The Grampians and extending to Tas. where it is locally common in coastal tracts in the N and E.


Shrub 1–2 m high, 3–4 m wide, intricate, spreading, scandent or prostrate. Branches often wiry. Phyllodes alternate or fascicled, rarely whorled, 5–15 (–20) mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, often ±flattened. Flowers in ovoid or spherical heads, or short spikes to c. 10 mm long.


S.A.: Deep Ck, Fleurieu Peninsula, M.Fagg 798 (CANB); 16 km W of Naracoorte, R.Filson 3042 (MEL). Vic.: Port Campbell Natl Park, A.C.Beauglehole 21025 & E.W.Finck (MEL); Skye near Frankston, P.R.H.St John 254 (MEL). Tas.: Bridport, Aug. 1953, W.M.Curtis s.n. (HO).

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