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Acacia cangaiensis

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Acacia cangaiensis Tindale & Kodela, Austral. Syst. Bot . 4: 582; 584, fig. 3 & 585, fig. 4 (1991)

Shrub or tree 2–6 m high. Bark smooth or finely fissured, dark brown. Branchlets terete, with white or pale yellow, appressed hairs. Young foliage-tips yellowish green. Leaves coriaceous, dark green; petiole mostly 1.5–4 cm long, with a gland – way below and another often at base of lowest pair of pinnae; rachis 1–6 cm long, with 1 jugary gland at all or most pairs of pinnae, 1–7 interjugary glands between pairs of pinnae; pinnae 1–6 pairs, 1–8.2 cm long; pinnules 12–35 pairs, narrowly oblong to linear, (3–) 10–20 (–25) mm long, (0.6–) 1–2 (–3.7) mm wide, usually 2-veined with a groove-like, percurrent vein and sometimes a shorter basiscopic vein, appressed-ciliolate otherwise glabrous, apex obtuse. Inflorescences in axillary racemes or terminal false-panicles. Heads 24–32 (–43)-flowered, pale yellow or golden. Pods curved or twisted, convex and corrugated over seeds, 2–14 cm long, 8–13 mm wide, coriaceous, blackish brown, appressed-puberulous, glabrescent.

Localised in N.S.W. on the North Coast and border area with the Northern Tablelands, including Cangai State Forest and Nymboida and Gibraltar Ra. Natl Parks. Grows in open forest, on steep rocky slopes and narrow knife-edge ridges, in skeletal soil over granite on its boundary with indurated metamorphic shales. Flowers Jan.–Mar.; fruits Jan.

Type of accepted name

Munningyundo Point, junction of Mann and Nymboida Rivers, [Nymboida Natl Park], N.S.W., 26 Feb. 1981, A.G.Floyd 1644 ; holo: NSW; iso: A, AD, B, BM, BRI, CANB, K, L, MEL, NY, PERTH, US.

Illustrations

M.D.Tindale & P.G.Kodela, loc. cit .; D.A.Morrison & S.J.Davies, in G.J.Harden (ed.), Fl. New South Wales 2: 385 (1991).

Representative collections

N.S.W.: Cangai State Forest, C.Dawson H190 (BRI, CANB, K, NSW, US) and 29 Nov. 1984, R.Wells (A, AD, B, BM, BRI, CANB, K, L, MEL, NE, NSW, PERTH, TL, UC, US); Gibraltar Ra. Natl Park, T.Tame 52 (NSW).

(MDT & PGK)

 

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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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