Acacias of Australia

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Senegalia albizioides (Pedley) Pedley

Common Name

Climbing Wattle




Endemic on the Cape York Peninsula, Qld.


Liane. Branchlets with scattered prickles. Stipules inconspicuous. Leaves: petiole 2-9 cm long, a raised gland usually present shortly above pulvinus; rachis 2-18 cm long, with or without scattered prickles below, densely clothed with long straight and crisped hairs on upper surface (also on pinna-rachis), with a gland usually present at or near junction of each of top 1 or 2 pairs of pinnae; pinnae 2-9 pairs; pinnules 16-28 pairs per pinna, obliquely oblong, 6-17 mm long, (1.5-) 2-4 mm wide, acute, often with scattered hairs on lower surface, with midrib excentric basally and nearly central above. Inflorescences capitate, axillary, racemosely or paniculately arranged. Flowers yellowish white, reddish in bud; calyx minutely pubescent. Pods straight or twisted, 6-8 cm long, 1.2-1.8 cm wide, coriaceous, tardily dehiscent; margins irregularly constricted. Seeds oblong, 9-10 mm long, 4-4.5 mm wide, c. 3.5 mm thick, blackish; areole inconspicuous.


It occurs in or on the margins of rainforest.


Qld: State Forest Reserve 310, Goldsborough L.A., B.Gray 2830 (MEL, QRS); VCL Gadgarra Goldsborough, B.Gray 2837 (MEL, QRS); Natl Park Reserve 8, Parish of Weymouth, B.Hyland 11593 (QRS).


Based on molecular and other data Acacia sens. lat. is now considered as comprising a number of segregate genera, see J.T.Miller & D.S.Seigler, Austral. Syst. Bot. 25: 217-224 (2012) for overview. Many taxa in the former Acacia subg. Aculeiferum are now referable to the genus Senegalia, including the one presented here.

FOA Reference

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


Revised by B.R.Maslin