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Acacia albizioides

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Acacia albizioides Pedley, Austrobaileya 1: 311 (1980)

Climbing Wattle

Liane. Branchlets with scattered prickles. Leaves: petiole 2.5- 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), 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, the lower surface often with scattered hairs, 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.

Endemic on the Cape York Penin., Qld, where it occurs in or on the margins of rainforest.

See A. pennata subsp. kerrii . and A. sinuata .

Type of accepted name

Near Pandanus Ck, McIlwraith Ra., Cook District, Qld, 25 Nov. 1975, D.I.Nicholson AFO4871 ; holo: BRI; iso: K n.v .

Synonymy

Senegalia albizioides (Pedley) Pedley, Bot. J. Linn. Soc . 92: 250 (1986). Type: as for accepted name.

Illustration

D.L.Jones & B.Gray, Climbing Pl. Australia 2nd edn, 333 (1988), as Senegalia albizioides .

Representative collections

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).

(JHR)

 

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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