Acacia aphylla Maslin, Nuytsia 1: 320; 319, fig. 3, 320, fig. 4B & 330, fig. 9 (1974)
Leafless Rock Wattle
Divaricately branched shrub to 2.3 m high. Branchlets rigid, terete, very obscurely ribbed, smooth, glaucous, pruinose, glabrous, coarsely pungent. Phyllodes absent. Inflorescences simple, 1 per axil; peduncles 7–10 mm long, glabrous; heads globular, 20–30-flowered, bright light golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free. Pods linear, 3–9 cm long, 3–4 mm wide, coriaceous, faintly pruinose, glabrous. Seeds longitudinal, oblong, 4–4.5 mm long, subshiny, black, arillate.
Known only from one population in the Darling Ra. E of Perth and also from near Northam, south-western W.A. Gazetted a rare species in W.A. Confined to granite outcrops on hillsides, in open eucalypt woodland; sometimes growing from crevices within the granite.
Type of accepted name
Darling Ra. [precise locality withheld for conservation reasons], W.A., 4 Aug. 1970, B.R.Maslin 669a ; holo: PERTH; iso: B, CANB, K, MEL, NSW, NY, PERTH.
B.R.Maslin, op. cit. 319, fig. 1; M.Simmons, Acacias Australia 2: 17 (1988)
W.A.: near Northam [precise locality withheld for conservation reasons], S.Patrick 253 (PERTH).