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Acacia affin. penninervis

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Acacia affin. penninervis

Shrub 0.3–2 m high, distinguished most readily from A. penninervis var. penninervis in the following ways. Phyllodes obovate to oblanceolate, 4–6 cm long, glaucous; gland infrequently connected to midrib by an obscure oblique nerve. Flower-heads bright light golden. Seeds transverse, 4.5–5 mm long.

Known from only the Howqua R. and Carboor East area, eastern Vic. Grows on rocky hills in Eucalyptus forest or woodland.

A distinctive taxon but further study is required to ascertain its rank. In Vic., A. penninervis var. penninervis occurs at Longwood, c. 150 km W of Carboor and Monument Ridge, 200 km ESE of Carboor.

Representative collections

Vic.: Carboor East- Whorouly South, 5 Aug. 1980, N.A.F.Gibb (MEL); Carboor East, 15 km due SW of Myrtleford, B.R.Maslin 5967 (PERTH); S side of Howqua R., c. 8 km ESE of bridge on Mansfield- Jamieson road, 16 Apr. 1976, J.H.Willis (MEL).

(BRM)

In Fl. Australia this taxon is treated as Acacia sp. A.

WATTLE Acacias of Australia CD-ROM graphic

The information presented here originally appeared on the WATTLE CD-ROM which was jointly published by the Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth; it was produced by CSIRO Publishing from where it is available for purchase. The WATTLE custodians are thanked for allowing us to post this information here.

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