Acacia ascendens Maslin, Nuytsia 7: 223 (1990)
Glabrous shrub normally to c. 2 m high. New growth resinous and slightly viscid. Phyllodes inclined to erect, incurved or straight and incurved only at base, terete, 2–4 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, excentrically mucronulate and often obliquely truncate, commonly uncinate to subuncinate, green, 4-nerved, the nerves impressed, brownish and overlaid by a viscid exudate that commonly forms a narrow translucent ridge; gland at base of mucro. Inflorescences simple or comprising short, 1- or 2-headed, terminal or axillary racemes with axes 1–5 (- 10) mm long; peduncles 5–14 mm long; heads globular, densely 20–25-flowered, golden, resinous. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united at base. Pods (slightly immature) narrowly oblong, to 7 cm long, 5 mm wide, slightly undulate, resinous. Seeds (slightly immature) longitudinal, oblong-elliptic; aril clavate.
Known only from the Chiddarcooping Nature Reserve, about 70 km NE of Merredin, W,A. Grows on scree slopes of granitic breakaways, in woodland or low scrub.
Type of accepted name
Chiddarcooping Nature Reserve, W.A., 23 July 1989, B.R.Maslin 6382 ; holo: PERTH; iso: AD, B, BM, BRI, CANB, G, K, MEL, MO, NSW, NY, PERTH, Z.
W.A.: Chiddarcooping Nature Reserve, S.D.Hopper 6413 (PERTH) and A.S.Weston 14103 (AD, BRI, CANB, K, MEL, NSW, PERTH).