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Acacia affin. resinosa

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Acacia affin. resinosa

Multi-stemmed, rounded shrubs 0.3–1 m tall, crowns dense with foliage extending to ground. Branchlets minutely appressed hairy at extremities, hairs embedded in resin and obscure. Phyllodes terete, abruptly narrowed to a minute innocuous point, 2–5 cm long, 0.5–1 mm diam., erect, straight to shallowly incurved, dull, green, +/- glabrous; longitudinal nerves numerous, +/- flat-topped and clearly broader than the darker coloured internerve spaces, resinous (but not viscid). Inflorescences simple; heads sessile (peduncles to 1 mm long when in fruit), globular, bright light golden, prolific and showy, 15–20-flowered; buds resinous (but not viscid). Flowers 5 merous; calyx gamosepalous. Pods linear to sub-moniliform, 3–5 cm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, resinous (but not viscid). Seeds longitudinal, 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, slightly shiny, yellow-brown mottled dark brown; aril conspicuous, terminal, bright yellow.

Apparently rare and currently known only from a small area NE of Kalannie, W.A.

The taxonomic status of this poorly known taxon requries further study. Its affinities appear to lie with A. resinosa which is most readily distinguished by its taller stature, longer peduncles, generally longer phyllodes and white arils.

Representative collections

W.A.: NE of Kalannie (precise locality withheld for conservation reasons), E.Hudson 76 (PERTH) and B.R.Maslin 7761 (PERTH).

(BRM)

This species was not included in the Fl. Australia treatment of Acacia . The above account is based on the treatment presented in: Maslin, B.R. (1998), Wattle of the Kalannie region: their identification, characteristics and utilisation. CDROM Publication. (Department of Conservation and Land Management: Perth.)

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.

Page last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2018