Acacia basedowii Maiden, J. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New South Wales 53: 197; pl. 13, figs 1–6 (1920)
Very similar to the more westerly distributed A. oxyclada but distinguished by branchlets with a conspicuous, flaking, white epidermis, phyllodes 5–20 mm long and 1–2 mm wide, peduncles 8–12 mm long and glabrous to subglabrous, and heads commonly 25–35-flowered; only old pod valves and no seeds seen.
Occurs on rocky slopes of ranges in central Australia from Rawlinson Ra. and Skirmish Hill, W.A., E to Macdonnell Ra., N.T. and Musgrave Ra., S.A.
One of the diaphyllodinous species (see discussion under A. diaphyllodinea for definition and references); probably better treated as an infraspecific taxon of A. oxyclada , but seeds should be examined before any change is made.
Type of accepted name
Musgrave Ranges, S.A. (sphalm ‘N.T.’), 1903, H.Basedow 70 ; holo: NSW.
Acacia ulicina var. oxyclada Tate, Report of the Horn Expedition to Central Australia. pt 3: 155 (1896), nom. nud .
Acacia basedowii var. viridis Blakely (as ‘basedowi’), Austral. Naturalist 11: 9 (1941). Type: Standley (sphalm. ‘Standly’) Chasm, N.T., 17 July 1939, Mrs.B.A.Dale per J.Buckingham s.n. ; holo: NSW.
B.R.Maslin, in J.P.Jessop (ed.), Fl. Central Australia 123, fig. 160A (1981); D.J.E.Whibley & D.E.Symon, Acacias S. Australia 2nd edn, 195 (1992).
W.A.: Rawlinson Ra., J.R.Maconochie 815 (PERTH). N.T.: Mt Fraser, Mulga Park Stn, T.S.Henshall 167 (NSW, PERTH). S.A.: slopes of mountain E of Mt Woodroffe, Musgrave Ra., D.E.Symon 2675 (AD, K).