Acacia baeuerlenii Maiden & R.T.Baker (as ‘Baeuerleni’), Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales ser. 2, 10: 583, pl. 51 (1896)
Slender shrub 1–4 m high. Branchlets angled, ribbed, pubescent. Phyllodes ascending, narrowly elliptic, straight to slightly incurved, 8–15 cm long, 4.5–13 mm wide, acute, mucronulate, coriaceous, glabrous except puberulous at base and on pulvinus, with numerous, distant main nerves (commonly 3 slightly more evident than the rest), sparingly longitudinally reticulate. Inflorescences 1–3-headed racemes; raceme axes 1–6 mm long, pubescent; peduncles 7–16 mm long, puberulous; heads globular, 7–9 mm diam., 35–40-flowered, creamy white; bracteoles shortly stipitate, oblanceolate-spathulate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 2/3-united. Pods narrowly oblong, raised over seeds alternately on each side, straight, to 8.5 cm long, 7–9 mm wide, coriaceous, puberulous except margins. Seeds longitudinal, broadly oblong-elliptic, 5–5.5 mm long, dull, dark brown; funicle/aril thick, fleshy, in 2 or 3 terminal folds.
Occurs from Helidon, south-eastern Qld, S to Gibraltar Ra. and Maclean, north-eastern N.S.W. Grows in sand in dry sclerophyll forest.
Related to A. venulosa which is most readily distinguished by its generally shorter phyllodes and peduncles, golden flower-heads and spathulate bracteoles with the blade concave. Also similar to A. veronica .
Type of accepted name
New Italy, N.S.W., Nov. 1895, W.Baeuerlen ; holo: NSW; iso: BRI, K, PERTH (Fragment ex K).
Racosperma baeuerlenii (Maiden & R.T.Baker) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2: 345 (1987). Type: as for accepted name.
J.H.Maiden & R.T.Baker, loc. cit .; B.A.Lebler, Wildfl. SE Queensland 2: 71 & col. pl. (1981); T.Tame, Acacias SE Australia 74, fig. 58, pl. 58 (1992).
Qld: Lowood, H.Boyd (NSW107625). N.S.W.: Pacific Hwy, 20 km S of Woodburn, I.B.Armitage 1364 (BRI, NSW, PERTH); New Italy, W.Baeuerlen (NSW222583); Yuraygir Natl Park, 12 km W of Wilsons Headland, S.Griffith 022 (NSW).
(RSC & BRM)