Acacias of Australia

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Vachellia pachyphloia subsp. brevipinnula (Tindale & Kodela) Kodela




Occurs in north W.A., from Prince Regent R. Reserve N to Port Warrender and Cape Londonderry, commonly recorded from the Mitchell Plateau.


Branchlets puberulous to pubescent, becoming ±glabrous on older branchlets. Leaves: main axis puberulous to pubescent, sometimes only sparsely hairy; rachis with jugary glands present at base of all pairs of pinnae or often absent from some pairs of pinnae on leaves with more than 4 pairs of pinnae; pinnae (1–) 2–11 pairs; pinnules up to 54 pairs on pinna-rachis, 3–10 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Pods puberulous.


Grows in open forest or grassy woodland, in brown or red soils, on basalt, laterite and sandstone, on flat plateau ridges and hillslopes.


W.A.: Port Warrender, N Kimberley, J.S.Beard 6985 (DNA, PERTH); remote weather stn 29 km N of mining camp, Mitchell Plateau, K.F.Kenneally 8553 (BRI, K, PERTH); Mitchell Plateau area, c. 5 km due SW of Walsh Point, B.R.Maslin 5131 (NSW, PERTH).

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