Acacias of Australia

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Acacia vittata R.S.Cowan & Maslin

Common Name

Lake Logue Wattle




Restricted to near Eneabba and seemingly also from Mt Kokeby between Beverley and Brookton, south-western W.A.


Dense rounded shrub 1–4 m high. Branchlets longitudinally striped with glabrous often green epidermis and brownish appressed-puberulous bands, resinous. Phyllodes ascending to erect, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong-elliptic, straight to shallowly curved, 3–5.5 cm long, 3–7 mm wide, acute to obtuse, apiculate, coriaceous, glabrous or with scattered microscopic hairs on nerves, resinous, with numerous sometimes white-resinous distant, impressed or slightly raised main nerves and occasional anastomoses in between; gland basal, inconspicuous. Inflorescences mostly simple (2 or 3 per axil) or sometimes a few 2-headed rudimentary racemes with axes 0.5–1 mm long; peduncles 4–6 mm long, densely appressed-puberulous, resinous; heads globular, 4.5 mm diam., 29–31-flowered, golden. Flowers 5‑merous; sepals 1/2–2/3-united. Pods prominently undulate, not constricted between seeds, to 3 cm long, 4–5 mm wide, coriaceous, villous, resinous. Seeds longitudinal, widely elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 3–4 mm long, subglossy, dark brown to brown-black; aril subterminal, creamy white.


Grows in sand and clay loam on margins of seasonal lakes in low open forest or low woodland.


W.A.: near Eneabba, B.R.Maslin 6409 (CANB, K, MEL, PERTH); Mount Kokeby, c. 1 km W of Kokeby wheat bin on N fence line of Kokeby water reserve, M.Ochtman 3 (PERTH).


A member of the ‘A. flavipila group’, perhaps with affinities to A. verricula, which has reticulate phyllodes, free sepals and curved to loosely undulate pods, and which does not have striped branchlets. Branchlets resemble those of A. cognata. Phyllodes similar to those of A. recurvata.

FOA Reference

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


Minor edits by B.R.Maslin & J.Reid

R.S.Cowan, B.R.Maslin