Acacia auratiflora Cowan & Maslin, Nuytsia 12: 414 (1999)
Spreading shrub 0.3–1 m high. New shoots resinous. Branchlets sparsely to moderately appressed-puberulous, the hairs golden or white. Phyllodes narrowly elliptic, straight to shallowly incurved basally, 2–4 cm long, 3–7 mm wide, acute to obtuse-mucronate, coriaceous, pale green, glabrous or sparsely appressed-hairy on margins or nerves, with c. 3 main longitudinal nerves and longitudinally anastomosing secondary nerves forming an open reticulum, the nerves often white-resinous. Inflorescences rudimentary, 1-headed racemes; raceme axes c. 1 mm long, terminated by a resin-coated vegetative bud at anthesis; peduncles 0–2 mm long, golden-puberulous; heads globular, 6–7 mm diam., 32–42-flowered, golden. Flowers 5-merous; sepals united from below middle to near apex; petals golden appressed-hairy. Pods (young) densely pilose/villous, the hairs golden. Seeds not seen.
Occurs in the Lake Grace- Newdegate area, south-western W.A. Grows in depressions in clay, loamy clay or sand in open scrub.
A member of the ‘ A. flavipila group’.
Type of accepted name
23.4 miles [c. 37.4 km] E of Lake Grace on the main road to Newdegate, 28 Aug. 1973, M.D.Tindale 3759 ; holo: PERTH; iso: K, CANB, NSW, US.
W.A.: 38.5 km E of Lake Grace towards Newdegate, B.R.Maslin 3430 (PERTH); c. 10 km W of L. Biddy, P.G.Wilson 7169 (NY, PERTH).
(RSC & BRM)