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Acacia boliviana

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Acacia boliviana Rusby, Bull. New York Bot. Gard . 4 (14): 348 (1907)

Unarmed shrub or tree to 4 m high. Young branchlets glabrous or hirsute. Stipules caducous, subulate, to 7 mm long. Leaves: petiole 2- 4.5 cm long, eglandular; rachis 11- 20 cm long; pinnae 9- 25 pairs; pinnules mostly 30- 60 pairs per pinna, linear, 4- 6.5 mm long, glabrous except for ciliate margins. Inflorescences subglobose, on axillary peduncles, racemosely arranged or aggregated into irregular terminal panicles. Flowers pedicellate, whitish. Calyx much shorter than the corolla, scarcely lobed, glabrous or pubescent basally. Pods 4- 8.5 cm long, 0.8- 1.4 cm wide, reddish brown. Seeds obovoid, to 4 mm long and 3.5 mm wide, pale green and brown mottled; areole distinct.

Introduced into Qld from Bolivia fairly recently. Now naturalised along Witton Ck, Indooroopilly, Brisbane.

Type of accepted name

Coripata, Bolivia, Feb. 1894, M.Bang 2070 ; holo: NY n.v .; iso: CORD n.v .

Illustration

A.M.Cialdella, Darwiniana 25: 69 (1984).

Representative collections

Qld: Indooroopilly, Brisbane, L.Pedley 4955 (BRI, MEL, NSW); Millaroo Research Stn, D.H.C.Seton s.n . (BRI); Walkamin Research Stn, I.B.Staples 2185 (BRI).

(JHR)

WATTLE Acacias of Australia CD-ROM graphic

The information presented here originally appeared on the WATTLE CD-ROM which was jointly published by the Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Perth; it was produced by CSIRO Publishing from where it is available for purchase. The WATTLE custodians are thanked for allowing us to post this information here.

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