Acacias of Australia

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Acacia wickhamii subsp. cassitera (Pedley) Tindale & Kodela




Occurs in north-eastern Qld from the Mutchilba area S to the Mount Garnet–Ravenshoe area, on the western side of the Great Dividing Ra. to the Chilligoe area; also a disjunct occurrence at Wonganut Ck on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley region, W.A., but as noted by P.G.Kodela & M.D.Tindale, loc. cit., these require further investigation.


Shrub 0.2–1 m high. Phyllodes patent to ascending, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, narrowly oblong-elliptic or sigmoid, ±linear when very narrow, shallowly to prominently recurved or sometimes straight-dimidiate, 1–2 (–2.3) cm long (1–) 2–4 mm wide, l:w = (4–) 5–12. Peduncles 7–22 mm long; heads obloid or shortly spicate, 0.8–1.6 cm long. Pods to 4 cm long, 4–7 mm wide.


Flowers recorded Feb., Apr., June., Oct.–Dec., and probably flowers throughout year.


Grows in sandy, stony, gravelly and skeletal soils, in eucalypt open woodland, low open forest and open forest, on ridges and hills; sometimes common and growing in thickets.


W.A.: Wonganut Ck, B.J.Carter 635 (DNA, NSW, PERTH). Qld: Stannary Hills road, A.W.Dockrill 656 (BRI); Lappa, A.N.Rodd & M.Hardie 4512 (BRI, NSW, PERTH); Herberton–Irvinebank road, I.B.Staples 250474/19 (BRI, NSW); Chillagoe, 4 Dec. 1970, R.Stirling s.n. (BRI).


Phyllodes sometimes resemble those of A. nuperrima (which is distinguished most readily by its globular heads).

FOA Reference

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


P.G.Kodela, M.D.Tindale

Revised by B.R.Maslin